Russia

Russia Lowers Ukraine Gas Price

Cut by a third

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The cost of Russian gas supplied to Ukraine has been slashed from more than $400 (£245; 291 euros) per 1,000 cubic metres to $268.5.

Russia also agreed at talks in the Kremlin to buy $15bn worth of Ukrainian government bonds.

But Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovych did not talk about Ukraine joining a Russian-led customs union.

Protests continued in Kiev over the deepening ties with Russia.