Support The Moscow Times!

Now is the time to support independent reporting from Russia!

Contribute Today

Gazprom Says Ukraine's Unpaid Gas Bill to Reach $3.5 Billion

Russia's top natural gas producer Gazprom said on Wednesday that Ukraine's unpaid gas bill would increase to $3.5 billion from $2.2 billion claimed currently after April's arrears are included.

"Taking into account the request of Ukraine's Naftogaz for April 30 and the volumes we had already supplied this month, total Ukraine's debt for the Russian gas will stand, according to preliminary estimates, at $3.492 billion," Gazprom's spokesman Sergei Kupriyanov, said.

See related stories:

Slovakia and Ukraine to Sign Reverse Gas Flow Contract

Government Mulls Prepayment for Gas to Ukraine

Read more

Russia media is under attack.

At least 10 independent media outlets have been blocked or closed down over their coverage of the war in Ukraine.

The Moscow Times needs your help more than ever as we cover this devastating invasion and its sweeping impacts on Russian society.