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Russia gas flows through Ukraine could stop next year, Kyiv says

By David Sheppard

22 Jun 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

One of the last arteries carrying Russian gas to Europe could be shut off by the end of next year, when Ukraine's supply contract with Gazprom expires. The FT reports.

One of the last arteries carrying Russian gas to Europe could be shut off by the end of next year when Ukraine’s supply contract with Gazprom expires, the Ukrainian energy minister has said.

In an interview with the Financial Times, German Galushchenko said that the chances of Kyiv and Moscow agreeing the renewal of the five-year transit contract first signed in 2019 were slim — even though the route through Ukraine accounts for almost 5 per cent of Europe’s total gas imports.

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