Azarov: Ukraine steaming ahead with diversification of gas sources

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Jan. 18, 2013, 10:05 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya

Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov (C) talks to the press on October 26, 2012 as he visits a polling station in Kiev ahead of the parliamentary elections. Ukraine's opposition and the party of President Viktor Yanukovych made a final bid for votes on October 26, the last day of campaigning before the country's tightly-contested weekend parliamentary polls.Sunday's ballot to the Verkhovna Rada parliament has been marked by Western prodding of the authorities over the absence of the jailed opposition leader and ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko who has been convicted for abuse of power. AFP PHOTO / VIKTOR DRACHEV

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya is the managing editor for investigative programming at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (Ukraine Service). She served for seven years as the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor from 2008-2015. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

 Ukraine is making a lot of progress in its attempt to diversify gas supplies to avoid paying extortionate prices to Russia's Gazprom, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said on Jan. 18.

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