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Russia and West trade gas, sanctions threats over Ukraine

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Russia warned Europe Thursday its gas supplies would be in peril unless it helped pay Ukrainian debts, while the US threatened Moscow with more sanctions in a further escalation of the crisis over Ukraine. 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his envoys to the Federal Districts in the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow on April 9, 2014

President Vladimir Putin's most direct warning about Russian gas deliveries -- vital to the health of the European Union economy -- came as Ukraine faced a new secession crisis and relations between Moscow and the West plumbed new post-Cold War lows.

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