December 9, 2015 / 2:22 PM / 3 years ago

Putin says Russia should restart coal supplies to Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia should restart supplying its coal to Ukraine after Kiev resumed electricity supplies to Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, December 4, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik/Kremlin

“In principle, we no longer need electricity from Ukraine,” Putin told a government meeting. “But since they have now resumed (electricity) supplies, we will give them coal in return.”

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Jack Stubbs

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