The Russian government called the payment of Ukraine $ 3 billion "drop in the ocean"

Gazprom’s payment of $ 2,9 billion to Ukraine as part of the execution of the Stockholm arbitration decision is a lesser evil in this situation.

This conclusion can be drawn after the interview, which was given to the TV channel "Russia-24" by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

Commenting on the agreements reached with Kiev, the official said:

Neither Ukraine nor we can predict how much and who won. We can definitely say that the 2,9 billion that we will pay to enforce a court decision that has already entered into force is a drop in the bucket compared to the claims, potential risks that could be for Russia. These amounts would be much higher.

There is a certain logic in the words of a member of the government: given the fact that international tribunals and courts are not familiar with the concept of "impartiality" when it comes to Russia, and the previously voiced claims of the Ukrainian Naftogaz worth more than $ 10 billion, such a concession looks quite justified.

In addition, we must not forget that after the imposition of US sanctions, the laying of Nord Stream 2 was suspended.

Earlier, we wrote that in Kiev they already began to calculate the billions of dollars in income that Ukraine should receive in the course of the new Russian gas transit agreement, signed on December 20.
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  1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 25 December 2019 15: 04
    For some reason, after reading, I recalled the army joke:

    Leads a Russian captive Japanese in the taiga, the Japanese are weaving from behind. Russian, in order to pass, he bent down the branch and let go, that whip of the prisoner and out of sight. But let’s give thanks:
    - Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you!
    - What are you, I knocked out your eye, for what "thank you"?
    - If you didn’t hold the branch’s hand, probably both eyes would have been knocked out.
    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 25 December 2019 19: 19
      An anecdote to the topic, just a little tweak is needed -
      - "The Ukrainian is leading the captured Russian ...", and further in the text ...
    2. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
      antibi0tikk (Sergei) 25 December 2019 23: 38
      And for some reason I recalled the parable:

      Man turns to God:
      - Lord, what is 1000 years old for you?
      - One moment!
      “Lord, what is 3 billion dollars for you?”
      - One grain of sand!
      - Lord, pour me a handful?
      - Wait a minute!

      So, if for these, above, three lard is a drop in the ocean, then let half a drop "dig out" for me, well, at least a tenth, and even a hundred from such a drop would be enough ...
  2. Kozak! FIRST - SUITS, then - BUCKS! Do not believe ukraine, this people is a natural thief and a deceiver!
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  4. xilia72 Offline xilia72
    xilia72 (xantos) 25 December 2019 21: 50
    If $ 3 billion is a drop in the ocean, then what increased the retirement age?
  5. shadow Offline shadow
    shadow 25 December 2019 23: 13
    Gazprom will pay, not Russia.
  6. Upmost Offline Upmost
    Upmost (Innocent) 26 December 2019 05: 56
    Quote: Shadows
    Gazprom will pay, not Russia

    Well, yes, and he, go, is located on Mars.
    1. shadow Offline shadow
      shadow 27 December 2019 03: 53
      Gazprom has its own money and Russia has nothing to do with it, and if someone does not understand this, then this is his problem.
  7. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 26 December 2019 08: 48
    In general, cheers screamers again in flight. And 3 billion still did not bother anyone in their pockets.
    And with retirees and hard workers you can still get ...
  8. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 26 December 2019 13: 38
    Recent years have only been a loss in all directions. Will someone be punished? Well, except for retirees, of course.
  9. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 26 December 2019 13: 46
    Now we need to work out a project to equip the Fortune barge with four azipods in the corners so that it can provide dynamic positioning.
    1. Upmost Offline Upmost
      Upmost (Innocent) 27 December 2019 04: 20
      Is this what you give out to the local commentators on the Terms of Reference?
      I'm afraid they won’t do it ...
      1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
        g1washntwn (George Washington) 27 December 2019 08: 11
        Positioning is not a problem, what can I add to this seaworthiness barge? It will sink after a couple or two points.