Over five years of providing the Russian gas transit, Ukraine is to get the income in the amount of 15 billion U.S. dollars. Oleksiy Orzhel, the Minister of Energy and Environment Protection of Ukraine reported that in his column in the Ekonomichna Pravda outlet.
"The estimated income that Ukraine is to get after this meeting is more than USD 3 billion under the arbitrary [court's decision] plus $ 3 billion per year over five years", Orzhel wrote.
As is known, on December 20, representatives of the EU, Ukraine and the Russian Federation made a final agreement on the gas contract. The deal will be signed for five years, with an option to extend it for another ten. Besides, Russia will pay Ukraine three billion dollars under the decision of the Stockholm arbitrary court.