Ukraine is obliged to “Gazprom” to find an alternative supplier of gas

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) ordered the “Gazprom” for two months to eliminate the violations in the sphere of gas transit. This was reported on Monday, January 25 press-service agency.

“PJSC is obliged to” Gazprom “(Moscow, Russia), within two months from the date of receipt of the decision to stop the violation by providing reception services for the transit of natural gas through pipelines across Ukraine at the” Naftogaz Ukraine “on reasonable terms”, - he said in the message.

January 22 Ukrainian authorities have decided to write to “Gazprom” fine in the amount of 85 billion hryvnia (3.47 billion dollars) for violating antitrust laws. As the head of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Yuriy Terentyev, it’s about the abuse of dominant position in the market for transit of natural gas through pipelines across Ukraine.

In “Gazprom” the decision of Kiev raised eyebrows. The company reminded that it is not engaged in business activities in Ukraine, passing “Naftogaz Ukraine” of natural gas to Russia’s western border. “This decision ACU not be considered in any other capacity, but an attempt to put pressure on” Gazprom “,” - said in the holding.

In “Gazprom” also stressed that they intend to defend their rights and legitimate interests of all the available holding company from a legal point of view means.

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