“Naftogaz of Ukraine” intends to sue for assets in Crimea


Moscow. November 4. “NAK “Naftogaz of Ukraine” intends to apply to international arbitration with its own claim on assets in the Crimea and wants to involve the U.S. law firm.

“We have our proposal, which we want to present to the Cabinet of Ministers. This is a company with original origin from the United States, specializing in commercial disputes. The Ministry of justice follows the path of the ECHR, and we consider several additional alternative tactics that will allow us as a company to go to court”, – said the head of “Naftogaz” Andrey Kobelev to journalists in Kyiv on Wednesday.

He added that the justice Department lawsuit to the ECHR will go on behalf of the state and cover a broader area, such as a shelf, the rights which do not belong to Naftogaz.

In turn “Naftogaz of Ukraine” in the claim will form a requirement exclusively on their assets in Crimea.