Dec 23 Russia will start supplying natural gas
to Crimea in coming days, President Vladimir Putin said on
"In the next two or three days we will announce the
completion of works and that the supplies of gas have begun,"
Putin said at a year-end press-conference.
Russia is completing a gas pipeline that would connect the
peninsula annexed by Moscow from Ukraine in 2014 with Russia's
(Reporting by Katya Golubkova, Vladimir Soldatkin and Denis
Pinchuk; writing by Andrey Ostroukh; editing by Polina Devitt)