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Russia halting gas supplies to Ukraine

Russia's state-controlled gas company is halting supplies to Ukraine, its chief executive said Wednesday, less than two months after the two countries struck an EU-sponsored deal.

Gazprom's CEO Alexei Miller said Russia sent the last shipment to Ukraine at 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday and send no more because Ukraine has not paid in advance for future supplies.

Russia resumed gas shipments to Ukraine less than two months ago after the two countries signed an EU-brokered deal ensuring supplies through March.

Miller on Wednesday warned Ukraine and Europe of possible gas disruptions following the cut-off.

Ukraine's "refusal to buy Russian gas threatens a...