Gas crisis looming after Russia Ukraine talks collapse

Ukraine and Russia will attempt fresh talks this morning, ahead of a Russian deadline for Kiev to pay a $1.95 billion (£1.15 billion) debt or have its gas supplies cut off.

Protesters throw objects into the Russian embassy in Kiev. Credit: REUTERS/Oleg Pereverzev

The two countries failed to end a gas pricing dispute at talks yesterday.

Russia's decision to stop deliveries to Kiev could disrupt the gas flow to the European Union, which receives its energy via Ukraine.

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Ukraine's president extends truce for the east

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has extended a week-long ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east for another three days.