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Two of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's political supporters won "potentially lucrative" Ukraine energy deal, report says

The Associated Press reports that the oil and gas exploration contract was awarded after Perry recommended one of his backers as an energy adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry  at a news conference in Baghdad, Iraq on Dec. 11, 2018.
UT System Regent Alex M. Cranberg listens to a speech before the Board by Chancellor Dr. Francisco Cigarroa on May 12, 2011.

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