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Naftogaz-Gazprom dispute: Ukraine turns to Swedish Appeal Court

Source : 112 Ukraine

Previously, the authority ruled to suspend the decision of the Stockholm arbitrary court in the case
12:18, 18 June 2018

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Ukraine's National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz-Ukraine turned to the Appeal Court of Sweden, which previously suspended the implementation of the decision of Stockholm Court of Arbitration in the Naftogaz-Gazprom dispute. The Ukrainian company's chief commercial director Yuriy Vitrenko posted this on Facebook.

'On Monday, we turned to the Appeal Court of Sweden, which considers the appeal against the decision by the Court of Arbitration. Unlike the arbitrary court, where the rules prohibit the public character, the adductions to the Appeal Court are mostly public,' Vitrenko said.

Earlier, The Appeal Court of Svea district in Sweden suspended the decision of the Stockholm arbitrary court in the Gazprom-Naftogaz dispute about gas transit contract. 

According to the medium, Gazprom said it turned to the Appeal Court, asking to appeal the arbitrary decision about the transit contract.

Related: Swedish court suspends decision in Gazprom-Naftogaz dispute, Ukrainian side protests

'The Appeal Court agreed that there are enough reasons to suspend the decision of the Stockholm arbitrary. Making such decision leaves NJSC Naftogaz Ukraine without mechanisms to seize Gazprom's assets abroad. Gazprom will use this circumstance during the appeal of the actions of tipstaffs in Switzerland and the Netherlands', the Russian company said as quoted by Interfax.

According to the Swedish law, the order of the appeal court cannot be appealed against.

Related: Corruption in Gazprom as an instrument for fighting Russia

The Ukrainian side reported it would file counter-arguments in this case. Naftogaz insists that the decision was made without calling the company - consequently, without taking into account the Ukrainian side's explanations and arguments. The Appeal Court of Svea district did not notify Naftogaz about the claim filed by the Russian company.

'This decision is a temporary one. In the near time, the company will file its explanations and counter-arguments, expecting that the court will take them into account and cancel the decision about the suspension', the message said.

Related: Ukraine-Russia gas dispute: Swedish court's decision lifts risk of assets seizure, - Gazprom

Related: Swedish court suspends decision in Gazprom-Naftogaz dispute, Ukrainian side protests

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