Kiev: Gas cut-off part of Russian plan to destroy Ukraine

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk blamed the breakdown of talks in a gas pricing dispute on Russia, saying Moscow had hoped to cause Kiev problems in winter.

"But it is not about gas. It is a general Russian plan to destroy Ukraine," Yatseniuk said.

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk Credit: Reuters

Ukraine's energy minister said Russia had cut off all gas supplies to Kiev this morning after the two countries failed to reach an agreement on gas prices.

Read: Russia 'cuts off' Ukraine gas as payment deadline passes

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