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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.

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