“Naftogaz” made “Gazprom” the new debt


Photo: Ivan Kovalenko / “Kommersant”

Duty “Gazprom” to “Naftogaz” is growing daily because of the failure of the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. In an interview with Ukrainian “Fifth channel” said the commercial Director of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Yuriy Vitrenko.

“We’re talking about a serious sum, it’s somewhere half a million dollars a day,” he said. According to him, interest is accrued on the principal amount of the debt of 2.56 billion dollars.

In addition, Naftogaz expects to recover from “Gazprom” the costs of compulsory execution of court decisions, not only the company but also the court administrator.

At the moment the interest has already reached a hundred million dollars. Vitrenko recalled came under arrest at the request of “Naftogaz” assets of “Gazprom” in the European countries. Their value greatly exceeds the amount owed.

In February the Stockholm arbitration court ruled on two mutual claims of “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz” to each other relating to transit and supply of Russian gas. “Gazprom” was awarded $ 2.1 billion, “Naftogaz” — 4,63 billion. After addition of the requirements debt of the Russian companies amounted to 2,56 billion.

In July, Naftogaz has said it is ready to conclude an amicable agreement with Gazprom for $ 12 billion. It will not address the claims which have been adjudicated.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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