Russia: Ukraine gas payments deadline passes

Russia's energy giant Gazprom said Ukraine had failed to pay at least part of its gas debts by this morning's deadline and must now pay up front for its energy supplies.

Gazprom said Ukraine has not yet paid for June supplies. The two countries failed to reach a deal on gas prices.


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.