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Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak (2nd L) and Ukraine's Energy and Coal Industry Minister Yuri Prodan (2nd R) shake hands, watched by European Commission officials and the CEOs of Gazprom and Naftogas, at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Oct. 30. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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