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Perry to visit Ukraine, Poland to discuss alternatives to Russian energy

Staff Writer | November 5, 2018
Energy Secretary Rick Perry will visit Ukraine and Poland this week, The Hill newspaper reported.
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Europe   Perry will meet with experts on a number of topics
"Perry will meet with experts on a number of topics, including nuclear energy and cyber security," the newspaper wrote referring to a press release posted by the U.S. Energy Department.

Energy Secretary will visit Ukraine and Poland this week as part of the Trump administration's efforts to entice the two countries into pursuing alternatives to buying coal and natural gas from Russia, it says.

"In recent years, Kyiv and much of Eastern Europe have been reliant on and beholden to Russia to keep the heat on. That changes now," the Hill quoted Perry's last years statement.

"The United States can offer Ukraine an alternative, and today we are pleased to announce that we will," he added.

On his trip Perry will also visit Hungary and the Czech Republic, the department informed.