Naftogaz has blamed Kiev fines and penalties Panteleev

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” Kiev has written off fines and penalties, said Deputy head of Kyiv city state administration (KCSA) Petr Panteleyev.

As stressed by P. Panteleev at a briefing on Saturday, a settlement agreement with “Naftogaz” States that KP “Kievteploenergo” becomes the assignee of only those debts which have sources to compensate. According to him, the subject of the settlement agreement become liabilities in the amount of 2.4 billion UAH, which is almost twice less than the amount that was discussed in may this year.

“Today, written off penalties and interest, on which we had placed particular emphasis,” — said Deputy KSCA.

He also noted that any additional payments to Kiev it will not.

“I pay special attention to manipulations with this subject: no increase in rates or extra payments to Kiev it will not. Only those consumers who are in arrears for the services consumed, have to pay them to reduce the debt for gas”, — said P. Panteleev.

The official reminded that the settlement agreement is approved at the meeting of the Economic court. Kiev. Received the court’s decision, the CP “Kievteploenergo” signed contracts for the supply of natural gas for production of heat energy at preferential price on the basis of the PSO (regulation on imposing special obligations on the subjects of market of natural gas to provide important public interests in the operation of the natural gas market). Within 3-4 days the service hot water will be restored in the homes of Kiev, where it was absent for reasons of lack of gas.

In turn, the Deputy head of the Department of energy NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine” Alexey Habacuc on his page on the social network Facebook said that the cancellation of penalties (fines, penalties), inflationary charges, etc. has occurred according to the law №1730 “On measures aimed at settlement of the debts of heat supply and heat generating organizations and enterprises of the centralized water supply and sanitation for the consumed energy”. “This write-off has occurred after the repayment of the debt for gas and would take place without a settlement agreement, but only on the basis of the law,” he said.

A. Habacuc also quoted the text of the settlement agreement: “the Parties acknowledge and agreed that the penalty (fine, penalty), inflation calculation, the annual interest accrued in accordance with the terms of contracts on debt obligations at the date of signing the settlement agreement and those that will be assessed in accordance with the terms of contracts on debt obligations is not subject to settlement this settlement agreement, and the question of their enforcement shall be resolved by judicial order under a separate court dispute/litigation. The parties agreed that there are grounds for recovery from KP “Kievteploenergo” such charges will be determined by results of consideration of disputes by the courts according to the relevant requirements of the PJSC “NJSC “Naftogaz of Ukraine”.

Recall that in the KSCA said that the heating season in Kyiv starts since October 15

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