Russia should not sell gas to Ukraine, because Ukraine does not pay
Kiev authorities remain adamant in their wish to buy Russian gas against the backdrop of past discounts, including the one that was provided to Viktor Yanukovych in late 2013, the head of the National Bank of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, stated in Washington.
Christian Science Monitor
What if Europe stopped buying Russian gas tomorrow?
The company logo of Russian natural gas producer Gazprom is seen on an advertisement installed on the roof of a building in St. Petersburg.
Kremlin says Crimea now part of Russia
In Moscow. the crowds chanted "Russia, "Russia" and in Crimea cheers and applause filled the streets after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty on Tuesday in front of parliament to make Crimea part of Russia.
Putin expresses fears to Obama about Russian speakers in Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin told U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday Crimea's referendum on union with Russia was legitimate and expressed concern about Kiev's failure to stamp out violence against Russian speakers in Ukraine.