Russia ready to discuss gas discount with Kiev after debt repaid

Russia is ready to accommodate Ukraine and discuss the reinstating its gas discount, but only after debts for gas supplied in the past when the discount applied are settled, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with media bosses in St. Petersburg.

Russia is ready to accommodate Ukraine and discuss the reinstating its gas discount, but only after debts for gas supplied in the past when the discount applied are settled, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with media bosses in St. Petersburg.

"We've told the new authorities [in Kiev], okay, we understand your difficulties, we're ready to met you half way, we're ready to discuss possible discounts with you, but pay us at least the debt that was accrued during that period when these discounts applied, until April 1 this year," Putin said.

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