MOSCOW, April 17 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Moscow will wait a month for Ukraine to foot its gas bills before possibly switching to demanding upfront payments.
"We can do it today, but will wait for a month more," he said.
Russia says Ukraine owes it $2.2 billion for gas supplies. (Reporting by Christian Lowe and Polina Devitt, writing by Vladimir Soldatkin, editing by Megan Davies)
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