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Jun 11, 2014 9:24 AM by Associated Press

Ukraine rejects Putin's offer of gas discounts

MOSCOW (AP) - Ukraine has rejected Russia's offer of a discount for gas shipments, which President Vladimir Putin touted as a "partnership deal."

Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuri Prodan told Russian news agencies on Wednesday that Kiev found the deal unacceptable.

Prodan said Ukraine was seeking a price lower than $385 per 1,000 cubic meters, which is what Ukraine had been paying until late last year and which is what Putin offered. The minister said the Ukrainian government now believes that arbitration is the best option to solve the dispute.

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