Ukraine suspects gas pipeline blast was an attack

June 17, 2014 3:29 PM

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KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it was treating an explosion on a pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to the rest of Europe as a possible "act of terrorism".

The government, which is facing a rebellion by pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine, said the blast in central Ukraine - one day after Russia cut gas supplies to Kiev in a pricing dispute - did not disrupt gas flows to the European Union.

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