UPDATE 5-Russia and Ukraine to discuss summer gas supplies late this month

March 2, 2015 10:18 PM

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BRUSSELS/MOSCOW, March 2 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine have agreed to discuss a "summer package" of gas supplies late this month, with Kiev winning an assurance at Monday's EU-mediated talks in Brussels that it would not pay for energy delivered to rebel-held areas.

A "winter package" of Russian gas for Ukraine, brokered and part-financed by the European Union, runs out at the end of the month. EU officials are mediating after mutual allegations of reneging on the deal and want to arrange summer supplies despite the conflict over the pro-Russian revolt in easte...

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