Moscow. January 26. The decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) to impose on Gazprom a fine of about $3.4 billion will not affect the transit of Russian gas through the territory of this country, stated to journalists the Deputy Minister of energy Anatoly Yanovsky.
“Does not affect. The contract must be fulfilled”, – he said.
The Russian official reminded that the contract between “Gazprom” and “Naftogaz of Ukraine” for the provision of transit services signed in the framework of the law, and all disputes must be resolved in international arbitration.
AMCU had earlier imposed on Gazprom a fine of $3,47 billion for abuse of dominant position on the market of transit of gas through pipelines in Ukraine. Gas concern prescribed in the next two months to bring the transit conditions to economically reasonable level. The penalty must also be paid within this period, otherwise the AMC will return to the court for its enforcement.
“Naftogaz of Ukraine” had previously estimated the amount of losses from transit abuse of “Gazprom” in the amount of up to $6 billion.
Gazprom, for its part, said that the AMC has no authority in the sphere of regulation of transit through Ukraine, making any decisions on these matters is the exclusive competence of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm chamber of Commerce.