Putin concerns at Ukraine 'radicals' disrupting gas supply

Vladimir Putin has said he is concerned that "radicals" in Ukraine may try to disrupt the supply of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

Vladimir Putin has voiced concerns about Russian gas supplies to Europe. Credit: Alexei Druzhinin/Photas/Tass/Press Association Images

"I won't deny that we are seriously worried by Ukrainian radicals' statements and open threats to hinder gas transit. We still hope common sense will prevail there," the Russian president said.

Many European nations depend on Russian gas that flows through pipelines in Ukraine.