"Talks continue today in a two-way format as the
Russian side refused to hold them in a three-way format," Yuri
Prodan was quoted as saying, adding the talks were expected to
last until June 9 - the deadline for Ukraine to pay its gas
Russian state-owned exporter Gazprom gave Kiev some respite on
Monday by allowing it six more days to pay its debts, averting
the risk of an immediate cut in supplies under an advance
payment system that had been due to come into force.
(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk in Kiev and; Katya Golubkova in
Moscow, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
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