Ukraine crisis: Putin demands advance payment for gas
9 April 2014 Last updated at 18:34 BST
President Putin has said Ukraine will have to pay for its imports of Russian gas in advance.
The Russian president said his state-owned supplier, Gazprom, had the right to invoke a clause in its contract and demand pre-payment if Ukraine did not clear its arrears.
Daniel Sandford watched as President Putin met with top officials.