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Putin says he is ready to deliver gas, discuss prisoner swap: Austria

Austrian Chancellor has informed recently that Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed to provide full natural gas supplies to the nation

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Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said Russian President told him on a telephone call on Friday that Moscow would meet its natural gas delivery commitments and was ready to discuss a prisoner swap with Ukraine.

Nehammer made the comments to reporters after the two leaders held a 45-minute call.

Asked what Putin had told him about gas deliveries, Nehammer said: "He also raised the subject (and said) that all deliveries would be completed in full."

In a separate statement, the Kremlin said Russia had reaffirmed its commitment to comply with contractual obligations on natural gas supplies to Austria, which gets 80% of its gas from Russia.

Nehammer, who visited Russia last month for talks with Putin, said the Russian leader had expressed readiness to discuss a prisoner swap with Ukraine.

"If he is really ready to negotiate is a complex question," he added.

(Reporting by Michael Shields, editing by Thomas Escritt and Andrew Heavens)

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First Published: Fri, May 27 2022. 23:32 IST
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