Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk (top L) and acting President Oleksander Turchinov (top R) talk to deputies as they attend a parliament session in Kiev March 27, 2014.(REUTERS/Alex Kuzmin)
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Russia raised the gas price for Ukraine on Thursday for the second time this week, almost doubling it in three days and piling pressure on a neighbour on the brink of bankruptcy in the crisis over Crimea.Ukraine covers 50 percent of its gas needs with Russian supplies.The EU receives around half of its Russian gas supplies via Ukraine.Russia's annexation of Crimea last month deepened tensions and Ukraine has vowed to take Russia to court over the seizure of Ukrainian assets there.One was introduced in 2010 when Ukraine agreed to extend terms for Russia's Black Sea Fleet in Crimea until 2042, and the second was agreed in December after Yanukovich scrapped a trade deal with the EU in favour of closer ties to Russia.As part of that deal, the Russian government agreed to scrap gas export duties for Ukraine-bound gas.
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