Blast hits Russia-Europe gas pipeline in central Ukraine

June 17, 2014 6:36 PM

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An explosion ripped through a natural gas pipeline in central Ukraine on Tuesday in what the country's interior minister said might have been an act of sabotage.

Officials at Russian energy giant Gazprom said the blast along the Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline near Poltava hadn't disrupted its gas deliveries to Europe because they are flowing through alternate routes. Poltava is about 120 miles east of Kiev and about the same distance west of the areas of U...

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