Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman offers in case of loss of Ukraine in the Stockholm arbitration to transfer to “Gazprom” the former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko who signed the gas contract.
“If we win, justice will be done against Ukraine. If, God forbid, there is another decision of the court, is tens of billions of dollars, which, in my opinion, can not be presented, because it is the consequences of the signing of the contract Tymoshenko… will Have to pass Tymoshenko instead of money: if she signed, she is responsible, why did it have to pay Ukrainian citizens? There is no other option,” said Groisman.
As reported, “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.
The decision of the arbitrators under the contract for the supply of gas is expected in April 2017.
On 7 April head of the NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Andrey KOBOLEV reported that the latest information from the Stockholm arbitration optimistic for the Ukrainian side: “We get a lot of information already from the Tribunal relative possible timing and results. We become more optimistic than we were before.”