Will charge in advance for gas if EU talks fail, he warns
By PETER LEONARD AND VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Posted: April 10, 2014 at 5:07 a.m.
A woman wrapped in a Russian flag walks past a barricade Wednesday in Donetsk, one of the eastern Ukrainian regions where pro-Russian protesters are occupying government buildings.
Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened Wednesday to demand advance payment from Ukraine for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure on the neighboring country.