Russia says has not received gas payments from Ukraine: Minister

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (REUTERS) - Russia has still not received any new payment from Ukraine for natural gas supplies, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

Russian state-run natural gas exporter Gazprom has threatened to halt deliveries to Ukraine on June 3 if Kiev does not pay for its gas in advance and does not start reducing its US$3.5 billion (S$4.4 billion) gas debt.