Urkaine Still Without Gas Shipments From Russia Russia and Ukraine still can't agree on natural gas prices, and that appears to be disrupting supplies to Europe. European leaders are holding emergency talks in Brussels. Europe is heavily dependent on Russian gas, most of which travels through Ukraine on its way to European markets. Russia last week cut off supplies to Ukraine, and now Russia accuses Ukraine of stealing gas intended for European markets. Ukraine denies that.
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Urkaine Still Without Gas Shipments From Russia

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Urkaine Still Without Gas Shipments From Russia

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Russia and Ukraine still can't agree on natural gas prices, and that appears to be disrupting supplies to Europe. European leaders are holding emergency talks in Brussels. Europe is heavily dependent on Russian gas, most of which travels through Ukraine on its way to European markets. Russia last week cut off supplies to Ukraine, and now Russia accuses Ukraine of stealing gas intended for European markets. Ukraine denies that.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

NPR's business news starts with that Russian gas dispute.

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INSKEEP: Russia still is not sending any natural gas to its neighbor Ukraine, and European leaders are now holding emergency talks about this. Russia and Ukraine cannot agree on gas prices, and that appears to be disrupting supplies to Europe. Europe depends on a lot of Russian gas, most of which travels through Ukraine on its way to those other European countries. And last week Russia cut off the supply to Ukraine.

Now Russia is accusing Ukraine of stealing gas intended for other European countries, a charge the Ukraine denies. Several European countries, though, are reporting reduced gas supplies. And this whole incident is provoking memories from three years ago. That's when Russia cut off gas supplies for a day and prompted accusations that Moscow was using its energy supplies as a political weapon.

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