Ukraine 'does not accept' Russia's gas price hike

Ukraine's new prime minister on Saturday said Kiev rejected Russia's latest gas price hike and accused his neighbour of "economic aggression".

"Political pressure is unacceptable. And we do not accept the price of $500 (per 1,000 cubic metres of gas)," Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a government meeting. "Russia was unable to seize Ukraine by means of military aggression. Now, they are implementing plans to seize Ukraine through economic aggression."