KOBOLEV announced proposals for gas talks

Коболев озвучил предложения на газовых переговорах

Naftogaz wants to have a guarantee of obtaining compensation for the refusal of Gazprom to be transported through Ukraine’s GTS.

The management of Naftogaz is ready to negotiate with Gazprom the possibility of revising or abandoning the second transit of the claim in excess of $12 billion in the context of a new long-term contract. On Wednesday, January 9, said the head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev on air of the 5th channel.

“In fact, we speak Russian colleagues: if you build (alternative routes ed.) and don’t want to convey, then compensate. If you want to transport and is ready to sign a long-term contract according to European rules, with the guarantee that the money you pay us, we are ready action to abandon or revise it, or change it,” – said KOBOLEV.

He also noted that the relevant decision of Naftogaz said the European Commission.

“We are ready this question, if us shareholder will agree to put on the negotiating table with Gazprom,” – said the head of Naftogaz.

KOBOLEV also said that Naftogaz has filed against Gazprom is a new claim which requires compensation for loss in value of the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS) after the construction of the bypass Russian flows.

Earlier it was reported that Naftogaz sought to Gazprom of the $22 million interest on the debt, according to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration.

Recall that in late February 2018 to the Stockholm arbitration court satisfied the claim of Naftogaz, Gazprom is obliged to pay the Ukrainian company of $4.63 billion for failure to supply gas transit contract. Taking into account the debt of the Ukrainian party for gas deliveries of about $2.1 billion, the Russian company owes $2.56 billion

 

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