Kiev refuses to pay for Russian gas sent to Donbass

Kiev refuses to pay for Russian gas sent to Donbass
# 18 May 2016 17:29 (UTC +04:00)

Baku – APA-Economics. Ukraine's Naftogaz has no intention of paying Russia's energy giant Gazprom $670 million for gas delivered to eastern Ukrainian territories not under Kiev's control, Naftogaz’s press office said Wednesday.

“Naftogaz did not receive gas from Gazprom at the entrance points of the gas transportation system in uncontrolled territories and has no intention of paying for it. Ukraine’s Naftogaz has not purchased gas from Gazprom since November 2015. All of the volumes of gas purchased by Naftogaz have been considered by the parties and paid by Naftogaz. The company expects that a solution to all of these mutual demands in accordance to the existing contracts between Naftogaz and Gazprom will be delivered by a court of arbitration,” the press office said in a statement.

In the first quarter of 2016, “Gazprom” supplied to Ukraine 995 million cubic meters of gas.

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