Ukraine inks memorandum with Slovakia for 8 billion cubic metres of gas

In a bid to further wean itself off Russian gas dependency, Ukraine on April 28 signed a memorandum with Slovakia for the supply of up to eight billion cubic metres a year.

Signed in Bratislava, Slovakia, the deal represents about a quarter of what Ukraine imports from Russia, which constantly uses the supply of blue fuel as a geopolitical took against Ukraine, its former colony and Soviet republic that was ruled from Moscow for 70 years.

According to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who was present at the signing ceremony, the reverse flow of gas is expected to be launched between July and November.

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