The chief executive of Russian gas exporter Gazprom accused Kiev of adopting an "unconstructive" position in gas talks and of using blackmail to try to get an "ultra-low" price.
Speaking to Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in a meeting open to reporters, Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller said the debt Gazprom was asking for was "less than that which was required for the time period."
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A widespread frost across the UK as temperatures fall below freezing under clear skies.
After a vote tainted by reports of ballot-box stuffing and forced voting, Putin said Russia was ready to 'cooperate' with Britain.
Largely dry elsewhere tonight with a widespread frost and icy stretches