President Dmitry Medvedev said that Gazprom use all legal means available to
to pay its $2.4-billion debt for natural gas. "We need to fully clarify ourselves with Ukraine's debt
and recover it on a goodwill or compulsory basis. Because it is stated in the
current legislation and within the frames of our bilateral relationships,"
Interfax quoted Medvedev as saying to Gazprom's chief executive Alexei Miller
at a meeting in the Kremlin.
leader noted that the Ukrainian prime minister had promised to pay the debt
during her recent visit to Moscow,
but no money has been transferred to Gazprom's account.