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Energy

Russia, Ukraine sign deal for gas transit to Europe

MOSCOW/KIEV, Dec 31 (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine have signed a five-year agreement safeguarding Russian gas transit to Europe via Ukraine, Kremlin-controlled gas giant Gazprom said in a statement on Tuesday.

The deal was sealed before the current agreement expires on Dec. 31.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy confirmed in a post on social media that the deal had been signed. (Reporting by Maria Kiselyova and Vladimir Soldatkin in Moscow and Natalia Zinets in Kiev Editing by Chris Reese)

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