Gazprom is not afraid of the possible selection of gas by Ukraine at the expense of the fine

Moscow. June 1. INTERFAX.RU – Gazprom is waiting for the final decision of the Stockholm arbitration by the end of June, the selection of gas by Ukraine are not afraid, told reporters the head of the company Alexey Miller. He refused to comment on the news from the Stockholm arbitration to a final decision. “There is no decision of arbitration”, – he repeated several times.

“I don’t know what says “Naftogaz”. When will the final decision, then we can comment. The final decision will be until the end of June,” said Miller. Commenting on the risk of selection of gas by Ukraine at the expense of execution of penalty of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU), Miller said: “Let them try”.

The Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexander Medvedev in turn said that he had not seen the decision of the Stockholm arbitration. “700 pages haven’t been read. But beforehand I will not say anything. This pre – (decision – Interfax)”, – he said.

Commenting on the situation with arbitration, Medvedev held a traditional analogy with a football match: “But Kiev is celebrating? What victory? If in football a goal is not scored, but twice touched the ball – what’s that? Also a victory?”, – said Medvedev.

“In football, the victory brings goals, not short-term possession of the ball,” said Deputy Chairman of “Gazprom”.

Gazprom in June 2014 appealed to the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm chamber of Commerce a request for arbitration to recover from Naftogaz debt for delivered in 2013-2014 gas, and under a “take or pay”. “Naftogaz of Ukraine” has addressed with the claim about retroactive change, the recovery of overpayments and the lifting of the ban of re-export. The court consolidated both suits. On Tuesday it became known that the Stockholm Tribunal granted the request of the company “Naftogaz of Ukraine” on the abolition of the ban on gas re-export.