Putin says Ukraine has a month to pay for gas before prepayment

MOSCOW (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)