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Ukraine's Naftogaz Pays Gazprom In Full


KYIV (Reuters) -- Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz has said it has fully paid Russian giant Gazprom for gas imported in February, before a March 7 deadline.

"Payment to Gazprom has been completed," Naftogaz spokesman Valentyn Zemlyanski said by telephone.

In a statement, Gazprom confirmed the payment.

The Russian company said earlier that Ukraine's February gas debt totaled $360 million.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin earlier warned Gazprom would cut off supplies to Ukraine should Naftogaz fail to settle the bill.
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