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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: We completed all preparation procedures of a claim against Gazprom to the Stockholm Arbitration Court
30.05.2014 | 19:32
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

"Today we have completed all the preparation procedures for submission to the Stockholm-based Arbitration Court", Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk informed at a Government meeting on Friday, May 30.

In order to submit an appropriate claim for arbitration, underlined Arseniy Yatsenyuk, the Ukrainian side has paid to "Russia's Gazprom for all gas supplied at a price that is not subject to dispute: "We have transferred $ 786 million in payment of natural gas at a price of $268 per thousand cubic meters, which the company is not disputing. This is our reason to sue, because we recognize the price solely at $268. "

The Prime Minister reported a phone conversation with Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Yuriy Prodan and CEO of Naftogaz Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev, who are staying in Berlin for tripartite talks aimed at resolving the crisis. He has noted that the European Union is represented in the negotiations by EU Commissioner for Energy Günther Oettinger, and Russia is represented by head of Russian state–controlled Gazprom Alexey Miller.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also said that after the end of this round of negotiations, the European Commission has addressed to hold another round of trilateral talks aimed at resolving the gas crisis on June 2, in Brussels.

"I emphasize the clear position of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine: Ukraine will never accept the price at almost $ 500, and will never buy gas at such a price," the PM underlined.

"On Monday will be held a final round of negotiations, and those negotiations will conclude either by signing, or by filing a lawsuit, as we clearly stated before", Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed.

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