Vladimir Putin at the meeting with Russian ambassadors, envoys and diplomats

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) delivers a speech as Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov listens during a meeting with Russian ambassadors, envoys and diplomats at the Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, July 1, 2014. Putin accused Ukraine on Tuesday of using "blackmail" in negotiations on gas prices and that Kiev had demanded a "totally unjustified" price cut for supplies of Russian gas. Source: REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

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