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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gazprom Debt Talks




MOSCOW -- The head of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, Rem Vyakhirev, said Thursday that he planned to meet Prime Minister Sergei Kiriyenko on Monday to discuss their mutual elimination of debt.


"I'm meeting Prime Minister Kiriyenko on Monday and we must find common ground on nonpayment," Vyakhirev told Russia's State Duma, the lower house of parliament.


The government ordered the seizure of Gazprom assets at the beginning of the month as part of a crackdown of companies with tax arrears to the federal budget.