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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.

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Gazprom to continue gas supplies to Europe

Russia will continue its gas supplies to Europe, the energy company Gazprom said after the announcement this morning it would now require Ukraine to pay for its gas upfront.

Ukraine is facing a gas crisis after it misses a payment deadline. Credit: Reuters

Gazprom said Ukraine was required to send gas from Russia on to its European customers.

Around 15 percent of Europe's gas comes from Russia via Ukraine.

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