Ukraine waiting for Gazprom property and transfer of money to Naftogaz

Source : 112 Ukraine

Swiss court lifted arrest from Gazprom assets
19:20, 18 January 2019

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The Ukrainian side is waiting for the sale of Gazprom property and the transfer of money. This was announced by the head of the Naftogaz Ukraine board, Andriy Kobolev, reports 112 Ukraine.

The sale of the property of Gazprom and the transfer of money to the accounts of Naftogaz Ukraine are connected with the obligation of the Russian side to pay the entire amount of the debt. According to Kobolev, the amount of interest can already exceed $ 100 million.

He also claims that the shares of the first Nord Stream are in Switzerland, so the Swiss court could decide to remove the arrest from Gazprom assets. However, according to him, the shares were issued in documentary form and can be used to conceal the real owner or for non-transparent transactions.

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"Shares of the first Nord Stream, as we expected, are in Switzerland, issued in documentary form, which is a very strange and unusual precedent for modern history. Issuing shares in documentary form is a non-standard operation, which is usually used either to conceal the real the owner, or for some non-transparent transactions. Therefore, we did not find these shares in Switzerland, although, on the positive side, we found these shares in another jurisdiction, in the UK, where they are now under arrest, "said Kobolev.

A British court banned Gazprom from changing the owner of these shares. Already in February of this year, a meeting on the enforced refund and sale of Gazprom’s property may take place in a British court. Another similar hearing will be in the Netherlands. Its decision is expected in two months.

Kobolev said that they are awaiting the decision of the courts, which will give permission for the sale of Gazprom property and the transfer of money to Naftogaz Ukraine.

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