Gazprom touts itself as the most unreliable partner – Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine
The statement “Gazprom” about cancellation of all contracts with “Naftogaz” , the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine is estimated as a bluff and escalation.
About this in Facebook wrote a representative of Ukraine in court, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Elena zerkal.
Video”Gazprom” declared intention to terminate the contract with Ukraine
And on the transit of gas to Ukrainian pipelines in the EU. The head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller said that the decision made in Russia because of the verdict of the Stockholm arbitration, which was ordered to pay “Naftogaz” $ 4.5 billion compensation.
“The only reason “Gazprom” to speak about the termination of the contract with “Naftogaz” – pride leader. So, two weeks before the election have a clear established fact that Gazprom should pay us of 2.56 billion,” she said.
Zerkal assured that “Naftogaz” has filed a lawsuit against Gazprom in the arbitration, he was aware of all the risks and was willing to implement the decision.
In “Naftogaz of Ukraine” announced the passage of the critical days of shortage of gas. Stabilization expect on Saturday
“Gazprom” speaks directly – we do not comply with the decision of the arbitrators, because they don’t like. We do not respect justice, because this is not justice, if not decided in our favor. Now you know what are the agreements with “Gazprom”, nothing. Although in reality we all know that for a long time. Just as worthless agreement with Russia,” – wrote the Deputy Minister.
Elena zerkal believes that Gazprom advertises itself as the most unreliable partner blackmailing the whole continent by the interruption of the supply of gas in strong frosts.
“How is it possible to buy something, give money and equipment of the company which neglects the respect for internationally recognized arbitration institutions and the rule of law. “Gazprom” makes it clear – nothing will prevent us to disrupt supplies through the Nord stream!”, – concluded the Deputy foreign Minister.
“Gazprom” has declared that will not stop the transit of gas through Ukraine “right now”
Recall Russian Gazprom refused to supply gas to Ukraine from March 1 and returned the paid money. According to the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, Ukraine has to buy every year in Russia (up to 2019, when the end of the contract) 4 billion cubic meters of gas (earlier it was 50 billion cubic meters). If Naftogaz buys gas, then automatically applies the formula of “take or pay” – that is, Kiev needs to pay even those amounts that have not bought. Therefore, “Naftogaz” and waited for the final decision of the arbitration, which was announced on 28 February to begin the compulsory purchase.
In “Naftogaz” noted that the refusal of Gazprom to supply gas automatically means that during 2018 to Ukraine will not be subject to “take or pay”.
Later “Gazprom” has declared that not only breaks with Ukraine all contracts for the supply of gas and its transit through Ukraine to Europe. Then “Gazprom” has declared that will not stop the transit of gas through Ukraine “right now”.
The Ukrainian authorities and the leadership of “Naftogaz” called ukraintsev zhostko to save gas for a few days. Where possible have switched to alternative fuels, forced vacations sent kindergartens, schools and universities. Ukrainian officials have constantly been assured that the situation is under control – just everything together it should be savings.
Later it became known that Ukraine have agreed on gas supplies with the Polish company PGNiG. In “Naftogaz” noted that already started to pump gas from Europe.
- The Ministry of foreign Affairs
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