KIEV (Sputnik) — On Tuesday, Russian energy giant Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov said that Ukraine’s Naftogaz had not made contracted prepayments for April supplies yet.
Gazprom cut gas deliveries to Ukraine last summer, citing a $5 billion Kiev debt.
Gas deliveries were renewed December 2014, under a winter-package deal. That deal, which expired on March 31, requires advance payments from Kiev at a discounted price of $329 per 1,000 cubic meters of gas.
On Tuesday, the Russian government extended the price discount for Russian gas supplied to Ukraine for three months due to Ukraine's failing economy.