Contents tagged with Vitrenko

  • Kremlin claims that gas transit through Ukraine is unprofitable

    The Minister of Energy Alexander Novak, in an interview with Gazeta.ru, stated that gas transit through Ukraine to Europe costs Russia 2-2.5 times more than other routes, including Yamal-Europe and Nord Stream-1. 

    “This is primarily since the Ukrainian gas transport system was created about 50 years ago, the minister explained. Back then the technology was still old, with high depreciation of fixed assets, and large losses during gas transport.” 

    According to him, the implementation of new …

  • Ukraine to spend nearly $6 million on lawyers in Crimea assets court case against Russia

    Naftogaz Ukraine intends to procure the services of legal advisers for its lawsuits against Russia in 2019 demanding compensation for seized Crimean assets, the Ukrainian company’s press service reports. 

    According to a notice on Naftogaz’s official website, the international legal firm Covington & Burling LLP will represent the country’s interests in the lawsuit against Russia for compensation of losses caused by the illegal expropriation of the company’s assets in Crimea. 

    “We expect the …

  • Naftogaz: Gazprom owes Ukraine more than $2.6 billion

    The fine for the Russian Gazprom for failure to comply to the Stockholm decision in the case against Naftogaz Ukraine, has reached $110 million,  stated at a press conference the Director for Business Development at the National joint-stock company Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko, reports Ukrinform.

    “By our calculations, the amount for compensation that Gazprom needs to pay us, already exceeds $110 million,” stated Vitrenko. Therefore, Gazprom must pay Ukraine more than $2.6 billion,"  …

  • Gazprom loses appeal in court case with Ukraine's Naftogaz

    The Svea Court of Appeal has re-authorized the seizure of Gazprom’s assets in order to collect $2.6 billion in favor of Naftogaz Ukraine.

    On Thursday, the Swedish court removed the temporary suspension of the fine enforcement measures, which had been introduced in June at Gazprom’s request, Reuters reports.

    The Russian gas company asked to have the original ruling of the Stockholm Arbitration Institute revoked on the basis of external interference in the process. Citing a “world renowned …