Poroshenko is confident that Russia will compensate losses on gas contracts

Poroshenko is confident that Russia will compensate losses on gas contracts

KIEV, Aug 26 — RIA Novosti. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko believes that Moscow will compensate Kiev losses on gas contracts.


“We Russians will never drive and put on my knees its gas stranglehold and gas blackmail. Just as we won the Stockholm arbitration, and the Russians will pay Ukraine a loss of $ 4.6 billion, as well as a few days ago, it was a thousand days, as we live without Russian gas”, — said the President during the startup of a new pipeline in Avdiyivka in Donetsk region.

Ukraine had stopped buying Russian gas in November 2015, and in 2016-2017 haven’t used it in preparation for the heating season. While Kiev pumped into storage gas purchased on the reverse in Europe. Trilateral negotiations on gas transit between Russia, the European Commission and Ukraine took place on 17 July in Berlin. It happened for the first time after the decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the dispute “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz” from-for contracts on delivery and gas transit.

The court “Gazprom” to “Naftogaz”

The Stockholm arbitration court in December and February have ruled on disputes between Gazprom and Naftogaz in respect of contracts for supply and transit of gas, requiring in the end the Russian company to pay the Ukrainian of 2.56 billion dollars. “Gazprom” they appealed in March, and in may demanded the complete abolition of the “transient” solution. Ukraine may 30, announced the beginning of enforcement tools and court the support of her petition about the seizure of assets of “Gazprom” in Switzerland, 5 June — a similar decision of the court in the Netherlands, and on June 19 in the UK.

Gazprom said that this circumstance strengthens its position in the appeal of trying to “Naftogaz” enforce the arbitral decision in various countries, in particular in the Netherlands.

“Naftogaz” on 6 July filed a new lawsuit against Gazprom demanding a revision of the tariffs for gas transit from March 2018, claims the company estimated 11.58 billion.