The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko met with the leadership of «Naftogaz of Ukraine» and congratulated with the victory over the Russian «Gazprom» in the Stockholm arbitration. About it reports a press-service of Administration of the President.
Poroshenko said that the court issued a «landmark decision for the protection of national and financial interests of Ukraine».
«This is a real victory. Today’s decision of the Stockholm arbitration Ukraine has won $4.6 billion of these funds will be paid by the gas consumed by us in a very difficult 2014. And in the budget of the state company NAK «Naftogaz Ukraine» will be counted $2.56 billion And will be credited immediately. This is the result of joint coordinated work of the management of «Naftogaz», the government, the President,» – said Poroshenko.
According to him, this decision will help to strengthen the foreign exchange reserves of the country and means «an absolute position on the correctness of our energy strategy».
«This victory proves that we can win,» – said the head of Board NAK «Naftogaz Ukraine» Andriy KOBOLEV.
28 Feb Stockholm arbitration court satisfied the claim of «Naftogaz Ukraine» to «Gazprom» about the lack of transit volumes. Gazprom must pay $2, 56 billion in favor of «Naftogaz».
In 2014 «Gazprom» and «Naftogaz of Ukraine» the legal proceedings in the Stockholm arbitration of contracts for the supply of natural gas from Russia to Ukraine and gas transit through Ukraine from 2009.
22 December 2017 in the «Naftogaz» declared victory over «Gazprom» on all contentious issues of gas supply contract. In the Ukrainian company said that the requirements of the Russian side regarding the terms «take or pay» in the amount of $56 billion completely rejected. According to «Naftogaz» required annual volume of gas reduced more than 10 times. Stockholm arbitration Tribunal ruled that Naftogaz should not have to pay for gas, which «Gazprom» ostensibly set in the occupied Donbass.
At the same time in «Gazprom» stated that the court has obliged «Naftogaz» to pay the amount of arrears in the amount of $2 billion and interest for late payment (0,03% for each day from 22 December 2017).
The petition on the transit, «Naftogaz» demanded revision of the transit tariff with retrospective effect, compensation for failure to supply and other changes to the contract on gas transit.
Poroshenko on the victory of «Naftogaz» in the Stockholm arbitration: a Historic decision for the protection of national and financial interests of Ukraine 01.03.2018