Russia seeks over $11bn in ‘debt’ from Ukraine

April 6, 2014 2:47 AM

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MOSCOW: Chairman of Russia’s Gazprom Alexei Miller on Saturday said that Ukraine must pay back the full discount it has been granted on Russian gas over the past four years, worth $11.4 billion.

Miller said this week’s annulment of the so-called Kharkiv accords, which gave Ukraine cut-price Russian gas until 2017 in exchange for access to the Crimea’s port facilities, means that Kiev should pay the sum total of this discount back.

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