Russia threatens to cut gas to Ukraine

Medvedev urges prepayment

(ANSA) - Kiev, May 12- Russia will cut off gas supplies to Ukraine if the country doesn't pay its $3.5 billion debt to Gazprom, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri told the Interfax news agency.
    Supplies to Ukraine will be suspended as early as June 3, if Ukraine does not pay its outstanding bills, he was quoted as saying.
    Medvedev has asked Gazprom CEO Aleksey Miller to introduce "prepayment" for June gas exports as early as Wednesday, Interfax said.
   

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