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Originally published Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:55 AM

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Slovakia signs deal to deliver gas to Ukraine

Slovakia has signed a deal to deliver natural gas to Ukraine, which is facing the threat of a cut-off in supplies from Russia because of a massive debt.


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BRATISLAVA, Slovakia —

Slovakia has signed a deal to deliver natural gas to Ukraine, which is facing the threat of a cut-off in supplies from Russia because of a massive debt.

Under the deal, Slovakia will reverse the flow of gas in a pipeline from which it usually gets gas from Ukraine.

Monday's signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Slovak pipeline operator Eustream and Ukraine's Ukrtransgaz is a step forward in Ukraine's efforts to reduce its dependence on Russia.

To be able to send the gas, some technical changes are still needed that might take several months.

Slovak officials said Ukraine could get up to 10 billion cubic meters (353 billion cubic feet) of natural gas per year through the pipeline. That is about a fifth of Ukraine's gas needs.



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