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    A worker checks equipment at an Dashava underground gas storage facility near Striy, Ukraine May 28, 2015

    Putin: No More Gas Discounts for Ukraine Under Current Oil Prices

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    Kiev currently purchases gas from Russia with a $100-discount per 1,000 cubic meters, and also receives reverse gas flows from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.

    "Moscow can no longer give Ukraine gas discounts due to the current drop in oil prices," Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. The price must be comparable to that for other European countries, like Poland, he added.

    Kiev currently purchases gas from Russia with a $100-discount per 1,000 cubic meters, and also receives reverse gas flows from Slovakia, Hungary and Poland.

    In the second quarter of 2015, the final price for Russia's gas deliveries to Ukraine has been set at $247.18 per 1,000 cubic meters.

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