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Prime Minister: Gazprom has resorted to blackmail against Ukraine and Europe
02.03.2018 | 11:52

Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, following the ruling of the Stockholm arbitration court to pay over $ 4 billion in favor of Ukraine under the contracts of 2009, has failed to maintain contractual pressure in the Russian gas transmission system and, thus, resorted to blackmail against Ukraine and Europe. But Ukraine is capable to face the challenges, announced Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.

"Gazprom has resorted to blackmail against Europe and Ukraine, lowering the pressure in the gas transport system. This causes certain technical difficulties. But there is nothing that we can’t handle," stressed Volodymyr Groysman.

He emphasized that NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, as a key element of Ukraine's energy system, should always remember "who to deal with" and do everything in order to avoid failures and find options for fuel supply.

The Head of Government told he had had a conversation with the leadership of NJSC and set a clear task - to solve the issue, to ensure preventing problems and to find alternative sources of fuel to guarantee energy security.

"It is vital to ensure that local authorities keep track of the situation every hour. They should ensure flawless operation. All services have already been transferred to the accelerated regime", added the Prime Minister.


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