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President Viktor Yanukovych’s visit will take place on Feb. 12-14, his office said on Friday. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara, who travelled to Turkmenistan last month to prepare the visit, has said gas will be discussed.

Turkmenistan used to sell gas to Ukraine in the late 1990s and early 2000s, shipping it through Russian pipelines. But since 2009, Ukraine has been buying the fuel only from Russia’s Gazprom.

The price of Russian supplies has been rising steadily, becoming a burden on the state budget and the economy, because a 2009 contract between Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz linked it to global energy prices.

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