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Russia to End Discount on Gas Sales to Ukraine

With military tensions running high between Russia and Ukraine, Moscow is increasing economic pressure on the debt-ridden Kyiv government.Russia says starting next month it will end the 33 percent discount on the natural gas it has been selling to the one-time Soviet state.Russia's Gazprom says it is halting the discount because Ukraine has failed to pay its natural gas bill and owes the energy company more than $1.5 billion.Russian President Vladimir Putin said the gas price increase...

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