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Ukrainians reduced gas consumption by 14 per cent to ensure reliable delivery of fuel to European consumers and inspired the world. This was announced on Twitter the official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert.
According to her, Gazprom has failed in an attempt to put Ukraine and “Naftogaz” unreliable partners for transit. First Deputy Chairman of the Board “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Sergey Fracture is noted that consumption has been reduced from 205 million cubic meters to 180 million.
Previously, on 7 March, the government of Ukraine reported about the arrest of assets of Russian holding company “Gazprom” for “abuse of monopoly legislation and rulings of the Stockholm arbitration”. On 2 March, the Ukrainian company “Naftogaz” called on Ukrainians to be patient, saving gas in order to spite the Russian “Gazprom” and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration court, Gazprom must pay out of 2.56 billion dollars in the dispute with the Ukrainian company. The international court of justice is also obliged to resume gas supplies to Ukraine in the amount of five billion cubic meters of gas per year.
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