Russia says ready to discuss gas price if Ukraine pays part of debt

A worker checks the valve of a gas pipe at an underground gas storage facility of the Chernomorneftegaz company in the village of Glebovka, in Crimea's Chernomorsky district, April 9, 2014. Russia is ready to discuss price and conditions for gas
A worker checks the valve of a gas pipe at an underground gas storage facility of the Chernomorneftegaz company in the village of Glebovka, in Crimea's Chernomorsky district, April 9, 2014. Russia is ready to discuss price and conditions for gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev pays at least part of its gas debt, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (REUTERS) - Russia is ready to discuss price and conditions for gas supplies to Ukraine if Kiev pays at least part of its gas debt, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

"Nobody ever said: hand over $4 billion straight away, rather (we said) show that you are ready to act ... If they pay part of it, that's the minimum requirement for resuming talks," he told reporters.