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Ukrainian side claims USD 6 bn from Russia in Stockholm Court
17.06.2014 | 12:30
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

Naftogaz Ukrainy will claim for compensation worth USD 6 billion for overpaid Russian gas. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced in the Verkhovna Rada on Tuesday, June 17.

The Head of Government commenced his statement with the words he had several news items: A bad one Russia has completely terminated gas deliveries to Ukraine. Good news is it is summer, we have 14 billion cubic meters of gas and we have filed a claim against Russian Gazprom.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk explained since 2009 Ukraine had paid to Russian Gazprom USD 50 billion: Ukraine is the third largest market of Gazprom. Germany and Turkey are ahead. Overall from 2009 Ukraine has paid off to Russian Gazprom, taking into account payments of Naftogaz and a real economy sector the sum of USD 50 billion. All these tales of our Russian neighbors, therefore, that they help us are far from the truth. We should gain an insight into the situation.

We have paid USD 50 billion from the pockets of Ukrainian citizens, from the pockets of our companies. We consider this number contains overcharges, so we will demand this overpaid sum from the Russian Gazprom, the PM said.


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