gazprom to lodge counterclaim against ukraine if taken to court
Last Updated : GMT 15:30:33
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Gazprom: To lodge counterclaim against Ukraine if taken to court

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Gazprom: To lodge counterclaim against Ukraine if taken to court

Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller
Moscow - AFP

 Russian gas giant Gazprom said Thursday that it would lodge a counterclaim against Ukraine's gas firm if taken to court, in a sign that Moscow was not backing down in their acrimonious energy dispute.
"Gazprom would lodge a counterclaim against Ukraine's Naftogaz with the Stockholm arbitration court," said Gazprom chief Alexei Miller.
The Russian and Ukrainian energy companies have been locked in a fresh energy dispute since Moscow nearly doubled the price Kiev pays for natural gas in the wake of the February ouster of Ukraine's Russian-backed president.
Moscow has threatened to cut gas supplies if Kiev does not pay its debt in full, but has offered to reduce the price demanded by 20 percent to $385 (285 euros) per 1,000 cubic metres.
Ukraine has refused to accept Russia's latest offer, saying the price was still unfair, and threatened to take Gazprom to arbitration court.
Miller on Thursday accused the Ukrainian company of intransigence and unwillingness to come to a compromise.
"From the very beginning of the talks the Ukrainian side has never sought any compromise, never sought any agreements," Miller said, adding that Ukraine chose to speak with Russia from a "position of ultimatums."
Miller said such a stance was "strange (and) absurd."
"It's simply blackmail," he said in televised remarks.
"It looks like the goal of the Ukrainian side is to aggravate to the maximum our relations in the gas sphere."
He spoke after the latest round of EU-brokered gas talks broke up in Brussels on Wednesday, with Ukraine saying it could not accept the current pricing mechanism.
Russia has repeatedly pushed back the deadline for Ukraine to pay for Russian energy deliveries after cash-strapped Ukraine made an initial payment of $786 million.
Miller reiterated on Thursday that Naftogaz had now until early Monday to pay Gazprom $1.95 billion.
"This deadline will not be pushed back any more," Miller said.
Moscow says Kiev owes it $4.5 billion in outstanding bills.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned that European energy supplies may be interrupted if Gazprom is forced to pull the plug on Ukrainian gas deliveries and called on the West to help Kiev settle its bills.
Disputes in 2006 and 2009 between Russia and Ukraine over the price of gas led to cuts in supplies to Europe. 
About 15 percent of the natural gas that Europe consumes is Russian gas that transits through Ukraine.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

gazprom to lodge counterclaim against ukraine if taken to court gazprom to lodge counterclaim against ukraine if taken to court

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

gazprom to lodge counterclaim against ukraine if taken to court gazprom to lodge counterclaim against ukraine if taken to court

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today Visit Jamaica for more than just sun

GMT 09:45 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Visit Jamaica for more than just sun
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today UN warns of conflict in Gaza

GMT 08:39 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

UN warns of conflict in Gaza
Arab Today, arab today Missouri problem mirrors woes

GMT 06:46 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

Missouri problem mirrors woes
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today VW says will invest over 34bn euros

GMT 07:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

VW says will invest over 34bn euros
Arab Today, arab today Driverless, electric future just round

GMT 02:45 2017 Monday ,20 November

Driverless, electric future just round
Arab Today, arab today Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success

GMT 09:23 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 12:15 2017 Friday ,17 November

Mona Abdel Ghany increased artistic activities

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 00:54 2017 Monday ,20 November

Mideast in danger as London explores

GMT 03:12 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Prince's vision spurs new Cornwall village

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday