European Commission has confirmed that the operator of Ukraine’s Gas Transportation System is ready to operate in accordance with EU legislation. It was stated by Vice President of European Commission Maros Šefčovič on his Twitter page.
“Pleased to have sent the letter confirming that Ukraine's newly established gas transmission system operator is unbundled and set to operate in line with EU law,” Šefčovič stated.
He also wrote that it is “essential for the uninterrupted transit of Russia's gas to Europe via Ukraine, as agreed in Trilateral Gas Talks.
As we reported earlier, Kyiv and Moscow refused from mutual claims in terms of gas negotiations. The sides agreed to zero these claims on January 1. Aleksandr Novak, the Russian Energy Minister said so as quoted by RIA Novosti news agency.
The parties will refuse from the lawsuits, where there are no decisions yet. It became a part of the protocol on the gas cooperation, which was signed on December 20.
Gazprom also agreed to pay Naftogaz 2.9 billion dollars under the decision of Stockholm arbitrary court. The sides will sign a peace agreement, which foresees that the anti-monopoly claims worth 7.4 billion dollars will be lifted.