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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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Norway 'unable to replace Russian gas supplies to EU'

Norway could increase its gas supplies to Europe but would not be able to replace Russian gas, CEO of Norwegian gas company Statoil Helge Lund said.

Norway is Europe's second biggest gas supplier after Russia.

Russia cut off Ukraine's gas supplies over price dispute. Credit: Reuters

Russian state-controlled Gazprom cut off gas supplies to Ukraine over a price dispute, saying there was "not insignificant" risk for Russian gas transit to the EU.

Gas flows to Europe have been stable so far since Gazprom cut-off its supplies to Ukraine.

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