Ukraine rejects offer by Putin on gas price, demands better deal
By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and NATALIYA VASILYEVA The Associated Press
Posted: June 12, 2014 at 5:14 a.m.
Ukraine Energy Minister Yuri Prodan leaves the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday. Ukraine said it wanted a better deal after Russia’s offer to restore a natural-gas price discount.
Russia on Wednesday offered to restore the discounted natural-gas price it granted Ukraine under the ousted pro-Russia president, but Ukraine demanded an even better deal and called for arbitration to settle the dispute.