Minister of Ukraine called upon the Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of
Ukraine along with European partners to make every effort to punish Gazprom
for abuse of monopoly in the Ukrainian market. The Head of Government said this
while presenting Ukraine’s AMC Head Yurii Terentyev on Monday, May 25.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined that under the law the Cabinet of
Ministers of Ukraine appealed to the Antimonopoly Committee with a request to start
antimonopoly investigation against the Russian gas monopolist OSJC Gazprom.
He thanked the
AMC for the launching of the investigation, which was officially announced.
investigation against Russia’s OSJC Gazprom, Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, is conducted by the European Commission.
Minister urged the Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee "jointly with
European partners to make every effort to bring to justice the Russian gas
monopoly - OSCJ Gazprom for
abuse of its monopoly in the Ukrainian market": "I ask along with our
European partners to conduct an appropriate investigation."
Arseniy Yatsenyuk recalled that the total amount of the fine could
be up to 10% of the total profit obtained by Gazprom
on the Ukrainian territory.
He called it an
important task also in the field of energy independence of Ukraine, "in
order to demonopolize the energy trade market."
already done a lot concerning access to transit (gas - Ed.). Ukraine adopted a new law on the gas
market and is actually carrying out all the reforms under the Third Energy
the role and place of the Antimonopoly Committee are very important
," Arseniy Yatsenyuk