Ukraine could start getting compensation from Russia's Gazprom in April 2020, - diplomat

The sum makes three billion dollars; the decision about the assets that the Ukrainian side can confiscate from Gazprom is expected in April, Olena Zerkal said
14:46, 4 December 2019

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Ukraine may begin to receive the remuneration of compensation from Russia's Gazprom company already in April 2020. Olena Zerkal, the Deputy Foreign Minister said this in an interview with Radio NV.

"I know for sure that three billion would not be redundant. I know for sure that it will be able to get them already in April because decisions about the assets that Naftogaz could confiscate from Gazprom is expected to take place in Amsterdam in April", the diplomat said.

Related: Ukraine, Russia to proceed to negotiation of gas transit treaty

According to her, if the gas transit across Ukraine is stopped, there's still a good chance to get the positive decision of the arbitrary court; it considers another case of remuneration of USD 11 billion.

Ukraine and Russia are now discussing the option of Gazprom-provided gas supplies in lieu of three billion dollars. 

Related: How to implement state budget 2020 without IMF tranches and money for gas transit?

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