In a letter to the leaders of 18 European countries, Mr Putin made clear that his patience would run out over Kiev's $2.2 billion gas debt to Russia unless a solution could be brokered urgently.
So where is the full text of this letter which ABC News claims is of some concern ?
Or do they believe that they should read it, and we should just accept their interpretation ?
Personally I'm surprised that Russia hasn't already applied sanctions against the West. After all sanctions is the very first thing which western governments reach for when a weaker country displeases them.
EDIT : by weaker country I mean weak bargaining position. No chance of the West apply sanctions against China. And it's not because they are freedom loving good guys.