Groisman, Tymoshenko – Ukrainian politics of the past

Chairman of the Ukrainian government Volodymyr Groisman harshly criticized the leader of “Batkivshchyna”, people’s Deputy of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, calling it the last of the Ukrainian policy.

“Yulia Tymoshenko is not my opponent, because it is the past of Ukrainian politics. Probably still not understand it, but in fact they never did anything normal for a country have not done and will not do. She had many chances to do it. The fact that she introduced us to the enormous debt the contract – even today, the Stockholm court acknowledged that such an enslaving agreement not to be signed, it is anti-people and unconstitutional. What did she do? She signed a contract that could never sign it,” – said Groisman.

The Prime Minister said that Tymoshenko actually put Ukraine to needle Russia, “and even handcuffs chained to a pipe “Gazprom”.

“It was a conspiracy with the Russian Federation. Thank God that there is a fair trial in Stockholm, he was held – and the decision is absolutely open and public. It exposes her false, her hostility for our country and all the citizens of Ukraine see it. Today, of course, she will Shine in the eyes and say, “It’s not me, not my hut, I didn’t do anything – I do all very well done.” But that’s not true,” – said Groisman.

Yesterday the Stockholm arbitration court has announced a closed decision by mutual claims of “Gazprom” and “Naftogaza”. This decision was the first of several anticipated.

Deputy foreign Minister of Ukraine Olena zerkal said that the decision of the Tribunal “a clear victory” of Ukraine. According to her, the position of the Tribunal on the key issues was this:

  • the condition “take or pay” completely abolished;
  • the prohibition of re-export is cancelled in full;
  • the price formula revised in 2014 – the “European hub”.

As previously reported, the amounts that the parties must pay each other on the basis of the decision of the Stockholm arbitration, separately calculate the experts.

In the summer of 2014, Naftogaz and Gazprom have filed against each other claims to the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm chamber of Commerce. Both complaints concerned the contract of purchase and sale of gas, which was concluded in 2009.

Naftogaz urged the court to recognize the principle of “take-or-pay” is not applicable in the world practice; also, the Ukrainian side believes is not a market contract formula for determining gas prices. Also, “Naftogaz” demanded the return of 17,87 billion for gas purchased since may 20, 2011 to October 2015.

Gazprom, in turn, urges Naftogaz to follow the contract and pay all recorded in the volumes of gas and to pay fines – in the amount by 45.78 billion.

In October 2014, Naftogaz additionally filed a complaint under the transit contract, which was signed in the same year 2009. In this case, “Naftogaz” expects to collect from the Russian company of 12.09 billion. “Gazprom” demands of 6.64 billion.

The total amount of claims has already exceeded 80 billion dollars.