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No progress in talks over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine
No progress in talks over Russian gas supplies to Ukraine

As temperatures have dropped below freezing in Ukraine and relations with Russia have come under new strains, energy officials from the two former Soviet republics met late into the night Wednesday in a last-ditch attempt to negotiate a resumption of Russian natural gas deliveries for the winter. Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Novak, met in Brussels amid low expectations that the talks brokered by European Union Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger would move the adversaries from their standoff over Ukraine's debts for previous gas supplies and Russia's threat to cut deliveries to Europe as well. No serious progress was reported,...

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