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EU to help Ukraine pay Russian gas bill

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The European Union will help Ukraine pay the $2.0 billion it owes to Russian gas giant Gazprom, a top official said Tuesday, as part of an aid package reportedly worth more than one billion euros. 

European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger speaks at the EU headquarters in Brussels on January 20, 2014

EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said that "payment of the outstanding Ukraine bills is high up in the Commission's aid package," expected to be adopted on Wednesday.

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