Ukraine will pay for Russian gas supplies received in May on Friday, ahead of a Sunday deadline, state energy company Naftogaz and President Viktor Yushchenko said.
"We will pay during the day," Naftogaz spokesman Valentyn Zemlyanski told Reuters.
Agencies cited Yushchenko as saying the payment would come "within an hour". The amount to be paid this month is about $500 million. Russia had warned it could cut gas supplies if Ukraine does not manage to pay for gas on time.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 05 Haziran 2009, 15:13