MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine will owe Russia about $5.2 billion for natural gas as of June 7 if it makes no payments by that date, the CEO of state-controlled Russian gas exporter Gazprom, Alexei Miller, said on Wednesday. Gazprom says Ukraine now owes more than $3.5 billion, and has threatened to stop supplying the neighboring former Soviet republic with gas if it fails to make a pre-payment for June supplies by June 2. Miller told President Vladimir Putin that Ukraine would consume a total of 3.5 billion cubic meters of Russian gas in May worth around $1.7 billion, increasing Kiev's gas debt. "Thus, by June 7, Ukraine's obligations for gas payments will top $5.2 billion," Miller told Putin, repeating Gazprom's position that it will supply as much gas as Ukraine pays for. Putin responded by saying he hoped "we will not reach a situation when we will have to switch to prepayment". Russia and Ukraine are fighting over gas prices, with Kiev wanting to change a 2009 contract that locked it into buying a set volume of gas, whether it needs it or not, at $485 per 1,000 cubic meters - the highest price paid by any client in Europe. Moscow dropped the price to $268.50 after Ukraine's then-President Viktor Yanukovich turned his back on a trade and association agreement with the European Union last year, but reinstated the original price after he was ousted in February. (Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya; Writing by Steve Gutterman and Katya Golubkova, editing by Elizabeth Piper)
Kirstie Alley Only ‘Recently Discovered’ Her Cancer Before She Died—Here’s the Form She Was Diagnosed With
Her friend and co-star John Travolta called her one of the "most special relationships I’ve ever had."
Stuart Varney, once a loyal defender of the former president, criticized Trump on multiple fronts.
- Town & Country
The Princess of Wales paired the red dress with the Lotus Flower Tiara and Queen Elizabeth's diamond earrings for Tuesday night's reception at Buckingham Palace. See the look.
UK says attacks on Russian bomber bases could be 'most strategically significant' force protection failure of the Ukraine war
The deadly drone attacks on the air bases housing strategic bombers occurred hundreds of miles into Russia territory, far from the front lines.
- WFTX - Fort Myers Scripps
A group of residents wants answers from the Fort Myers Beach local planning agency. They say lots they bought years ago have been deemed "unbuildable" after Hurricane Ian, despite the fact other lots have received the go-ahead to rebuild.
Princess Diana’s Former Butler Has a Harsh Suggestion for How Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Should Be Punished Over Bombshell Docuseries
Royalists are foaming at the mouth just waiting for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Netflix docuseries to premiere. They are ready to criticize the Sussexes at every turn, but Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell wants to be heard ahead of the drama. He went to the thorn in the Sussexes’ side, Piers Morgan, to […]
Millie Bobby Brown and Jake Bongiovi made their relationship Instagram official in November 2021
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Kari Lake and the increasingly delusional Arizona Republican Party want Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs to be investigated for 'suppressing free speech.'
- Macon Telegraph
Polls close at 7 p.m. across Georgia.
- USA TODAY Sports
Whatever Andrew Luck pursues next, the former Colts QB will do it with a perspective that comes from living in what ESPN describes as "a silent hell."
- Ukrayinska Pravda
The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has published photos that show the consequences of an attack on a Russian airbase where long-range strategic aircraft are stationed. Source: Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Details: Members of Ukraine's Air Force have published two photos showing the results of their attack on the Russian Diagilevo military airbase in Ryazan Oblast, and added a comment: "Ryazan.
- The Wrap
Howard Stern Floats Anti-Vax Theory Over Kirstie Alley’s Death: ‘Maybe She Didn’t Go to the Doctor Soon Enough’
“She’s 71, and I know to some people that’s old, but to me that’s young,” the shock jock said
How Trump Org's tax fraud conviction could bar Trump from federal contracts, even for Secret Service
Trump Org was found criminally liable of various financial crimes. The conviction could end Trump's right to do business with the federal government.
- E! News
Nearly six months after Harrison Wagner, the 27-year-old son of General Hospital stars Jack and Kristina Wagner, was found dead in Los Angeles, officials have determined his cause of death.
- Biloxi Sun Herald
The beloved husband and grandfather was visiting from Missouri with his wife, officials said.
How Kate Middleton and Prince William Broke Their Social Media Silence After the 'Harry & Meghan' Trailer Release
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s much-hyped Boston tour took a bit of a backseat to the trailers for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Netflix documentary, but the Prince and Princess of Wales made their first social media posts following the 'Harry & Meghan' trailer release on Monday particularly interesting—and telling.
The Princess of Wales joined members of the royal family at the annual Diplomatic Reception, when over 500 members of the Diplomatic Corps are welcomed to the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace
- The Daily Beast
Sergei Karpukhin/ReutersTwo explosions at major Russian military bases, including the Dyagilevo base near Ryazan just 150 miles from Moscow, mean the war in Ukraine has come right to Vladimir Putin’s doorstep. The explosions—which were unmanned drone strikes, a senior Ukrainian official told The New York Times—suggest Ukraine wanted to strike fear right in the heart of Russia.The second explosion struck the Engels-2 base, from which Tu-95 bombers have been pummeling Ukraine’s infrastructure over
- ABC News
Georgia's Senate runoff between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker comes to a close on Tuesday after more than a year of campaigning, several controversies and record-breaking turnout. While the race won't determine control of the Senate, it could increase Democrats' power in the chamber -- where Vice President Kamala Harris currently has to break ties -- or see the Republicans win a 50th seat and create procedural obstacles. Walker, a businessman and local football legend, and Warnock, a noted reverend in Atlanta, first faced off in November's general election.
The CNN anchor took a moment to recover from his own barb after Trump declared that he wanted the Constitution terminated.