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Negotiations on gas transit ended in Vienna

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the head of Operator of Ukraine’s Gas Transportation System, the main purpose of the talks is to finalize all the contracts
13:23, 30 December 2019

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Today, on December 30, Ukrainian and Russian sides completed negotiations on gas transit in Vienna. The head of the LLC "Operator of the gas transportation system of Ukraine" Sergiy Makogon has informed about it on his Facebook page.

"I promise to answer everything, but now there is simply no time. Today, at 5:28 am, we completed almost a 24-hour negotiations marathon with Gazprom in Vienna," Makogon wrote.

The head of Operator of Ukraine’s Gas Transportation System said that he had gone to Brussels to solve another important task - seasonable signing of an inter-operator agreement with Slovak Operator of the gas transportation system and Eustream in accordance with European rules.

Related: Ukraine to get 15 billion dollars for five years of transit of Russian gas

As we reported earlier, Naftogaz Ukraine received $ 2,917 billion compensation from PJSC Gazprom for the execution of the 2018 Stockholm arbitration decision. Thus, based on the transit arbitration results, Naftogaz received $ 5 billion from Gazprom.
 
Today’s Gazprom payment includes the repayment of both the previously unpaid portion of the decided compensation ($ 2.56 billion) and the interest accrued from the date the decision was announced on February 28, 2018.

"Naftogaz welcomes the recognition by the Russian side of the need to comply with arbitration decisions 2017-2018 and its intention to continue transporting gas to the EU through Ukraine," the statement said.
 
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