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Ukraine has agreed to allow Russia to continue sending gas through the country to the rest of Europe over the next five years, AP reports.
Why it matters: Europe relies on a large amount of gas from Russia for heating and industry, AP writes. Russia sends roughly 40% of its European gas deliveries through pipelines that cross through Ukraine.
- Yes, but: Russia will incrementally send smaller amounts as it looks for new ways to transport gas without Ukraine, AP notes.
The big picture: Tensions between the two countries have been consistently high, especially since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.
- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently said his country is "at war" with Russia.