The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) has described the decision that Gazprom is found guilty of that for almost six years has abused its monopoly position on the market of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine and infringe the interests of the company “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.
The AMCU imposed on the Russian company a fine of nearly 86 billion hryvnia (at the current exchange rate is approximately us $3,27 billion). To pay a penalty to “Gazprom” in the prescribed two-month period.
During the same period, Gazprom is obliged to stop violating the Antimonopoly legislation of Ukraine and agreed with “Naftogaz” new, “reasonable” terms and conditions of gas transit.
“To fulfil the obligations the defendant may use any lawful method, in particular, negotiations with NAK “Naftogaz of Ukraine”, the results of which should be set reasonable conditions for the acquisition and implementation of services on transit of natural gas through the territory of Ukraine, including taking into account the provisions of the Treaty establishing the Energy Community”, — stated in the message of the AMC.
Earlier, the head of AMKU Yury Terentyev said that in 2009-2015 years “Gazprom” has violated the terms of the contract with “Naftogaz” and ignored any calls about the change of conditions of cooperation on commercially reasonable and mutually beneficial.
To violations of the prisoner with “Naftogaz” of the contract, the head of AMCU brought a sharp reduction in the volume of gas pumped by Gazprom to Europe via the territory of Ukraine. Under the terms of the contract, it is set at 100 billion cubic meters, but in 2014 dropped to 62 billion cubic meters. Its losses from the decline of transit, “Naftogaz of Ukraine” is estimated at $6 billion.
22 January 2016 the same Terentyev said that AMC has decided to fine “Gazprom” at 85 billion USD.
In “Gazprom” has called “groundless” claims of Kiev and the threat of penalty described as “an attempt to exert pressure”.