Ukraine's antimonopoly body wants $3 billion from GazpromStaff Writer | August 20, 2016
The Anti-Monopoly Committee (AMC) of Ukraine has prepared a lawsuit on the forced recovery of $3 billion from the Russian natural gas company Gazprom.
Oil company Gazprom called the move a pressure-applying tactic
The case was dismissed, prompting the Russian company to lodge an appeal with the Supreme Economic Court.
"The Anti-Monopoly Committee's decision on Gazprom's fine is to be completed. If the decision is not carried out by Gazprom voluntarily, there will be a court appeal on the forced recovery of this fine," AMC head Yuriy Terentyev said at a press briefing.
He said the committee has drafted the relevant documents, but declined to specify the date when the appeal was expected to be lodged.
"The materials have been prepared, I cannot name the exact date," the anti-monpoly chief said.
In December 2015, Terentyev said that Ukraine’s national oil and gas company Naftogaz had suffered an estimated $6 billion in damages as a result of Gazprom's abuse of its monopoly over gas transit in the country.
Gazprom called the move a pressure-applying tactic, arguing that it does not conduct any business on Ukrainian territory because it transfers gas to Naftogaz at the Ukrainian-Russian border. ■