Ukraine informs EU about readiness to sue because of OPAL decision

Source : 112 Ukraine

European Commission’s decision creates a dangerous precedent, according to sources in diplomatic circles
10:20, 6 December 2016


Ukraine may sue the European Commission and European company who regulates the decision, which will allow Gazprom to increase its gas supplies to Europe, bypassing Ukraine, reports Left Bank, citing a source in diplomatic circles.

"We informed our European partners, the EU authorities that unless all decisions on OPAL are overlooked, we will join to the suit of our Polish partners to the European Commission and the regulator," the source said.

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According to him, Kyiv warned EU representatives that, in addition to financial losses of Poland and Ukraine due to the lessening of Russian gas transit, the EU sets a dangerous precedent by this decision, and Russia will take advantage of it. In particular, for the withdrawal of claims of the European Union to Gazprom concerning violations of the Third Energy Package in the construction of the South Stream.

Ealier it was reported that Ukraine and Poland called on European Commission to reconsider decision about expanding Gazprom’s access to OPAL gas line. Poroshenko and Duda noted that the EC decision encourages and inspires Russia to continue its strategy of creating problems for obtaining concessions in other areas.

Related: Russia claimed about adoption of new conditions of European Commission on OPAL gas pipeline

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