Putin pressing Ukraine in wallet

Will charge in advance for gas if EU talks fail, he warns

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.

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