Kiev refused to pay for Russian gas supplies in the Donbass

Ukraine intends to pay Gazprom for gas, which in the 2015-2016 supplied to the territory uncontrolled Kiev areas of Donbass should be the message of “Naftogaz of Ukraine”. The total amount of claims “Gazprom” on these deliveries is estimated at $670 million

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” does not accept the gas contract with “Gazprom” at gas metering stations (GIS) “Prokhorovka” and “Platovo”. Data on supply of gas through these stations may not be used in the preparation of acts of delivery-acceptance of natural gas, and, accordingly, the volume of gas not subject to the payment of “Naftogaz”, the Ukrainian company.

In “Naftogaz” stressed that the company buys gas from “Gazprom” from November 2015, but until it purchased its gas only through the GIS located in the territory controlled by Ukraine. In the Ukrainian company emphasized the fact that all purchased recently at “Gazprom” the gas was paid for, and the decision on the disputed points should bear the arbitration.

The official representative of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov declined to comment.

Gas supplies to DPR and LPR official Kyiv stopped in February 2015, then Gazprom started supplying gas through measuring stations “Prokhorovka” (the border of Rostov region and LC) and “Platovo” (the border of Rostov region and DNI). “We believe that this contract — the DNR and LNR are part of Ukraine — should be paid by the contract holder. This region a part of Ukraine, where gas is consumed. What he should be paid?” said RBC Deputy Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexander Medvedev.

The total amount of debt of “Naftogaz of Ukraine” for the supplied company with 2013 to March 2016 gas in “Gazprom” is estimated at $2,856 billion In the report on the work of “Gazprom” in the first quarter of 2016 it is noted that in January—March, 2016 the company has supplied to Ukraine 995 million cubic meters of gas.

The total amount of debt “Naftogaz” to “Gazprom” is estimated now at $31,75 billion, the company expects that the dispute will be submitted to the Stockholm arbitration in late 2016 — early 2017.