Kiev is not averse to “untwisting” Gazprom into new billions


Today, December 26, the signing of the final gas transit agreement between Ukraine and Gazprom is due to take place. The fundamental moments of the "surrender" of the domestic monopolist were decided as early as December 20 in a package agreement. It would seem that everything has been decided, “the client is warm”, but it seems that in Kiev it’s not against him to “pinch” a little more.


The day before, a secret government meeting "behind closed doors" was held in the Ukrainian capital. Gas issues were discussed. Earlier, the head of Naftogaz, Kobolev, expressed concern that Gazprom might “throw”:

If we refuse new claims, and we must do this if transit remains, and then there will be no transit, and it turns out that we refused claims without any sense, this is a very big risk.


The head of the Ministry of Energy Nezalezhnoy, Alexei Orzhel, also announced the possibility of "jumping at the last moment" from the side of the Russian company. Why all this talk, if Europe has tied Gazprom with a knot by the hands of Ukraine, forcing it to accept all its conditions?

Recall that everything turned out exactly as we did predicted immediately following the meeting of Putin and Zelensky in the Norman format. As it turned out, the Ukrainian president left Paris with a draft new transit agreement in his pocket. The term of the agreement was 5 years, in the first year Gazprom undertook to pump 65 billion cubic meters of gas, and in the next 4 years - 40 billion cubic meters. Transit tariffs are almost doubled, and the Russian company pays all fines imposed by the decision of the Stockholm arbitration.

Only the agreement on the settlement of judicial claims separates it from complete “rout”. Recall that Naftogaz counted them to Gazprom in the amount of almost $ 12 billion. Given the prevailing European judicial practice, decisions on such claims would almost certainly have been taken in favor of the Ukrainian side. Against this background, 3 billion dollars is really a drop in the bucket.

Now, these "lost" 9 billion dollars haunt many in Kiev. The old contract expires in 5 days, the new one is still at the project stage, the final one has not been signed yet. It seems that the Ukrainian side is not opposed to getting something beyond what was agreed upon, and makes certain reservations in advance. How can this be possible?

Kira Sazonova, an international lawyer, explains that everything will depend on the level of training of Gazprom hook lawyers:

If now the rejection of claims is formally fixed, then we can count on the best. But in the case of very insignificant, non-detailed indexing of all circumstances (a lot depends on the skill of lawyers), the situation may be unpredictable.


Recall that these lawyers of the “national heritage” approved the previous treaty, according to which Russia pledged to deliver gas to the Slovak border, and Ukrainian transit became a personal headache for Gazprom. With their easy hands, the resolution of disputes between the Russian company and Naftogaz was transferred to the Stockholm arbitration, which now demonstrates a clear bias in making decisions. In Sweden, Gazprom lawyers lost everything that was possible and impossible.

If this time is also overlooked, then everything can begin in a new circle.
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  1. technoex Offline technoex
    technoex (Alexander Kokarev) 26 December 2019 12: 30
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    Drive Miller in the first place, I think so. And to offer Ukrainian lawyers the salary of Gazprom lawyers, and for many years Gazprom will be in chocolate. But seriously - there is only one shame.
    1. orange Offline orange
      orange (ororpore) 27 December 2019 18: 42
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      You are wrong to think that Miller can be driven away. You mistakenly believe that Putin "holds" him and others like him: Sechins, Yakunins, Chubais .... If that were so, he would have chased them long ago, like a couple of dozen generals of the siloviki before. But alas, they "keep" him while he protects the interests of them and his loved ones.
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 26 December 2019 14: 28
    -1
    Putin does not give up! Or maybe it's for the best. Maybe by 2024 from the name Putin we will spit, as from the EBN?
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 December 2019 18: 38
    +1
    What's the problem?
    Kiev does not want to sign a transit agreement? And if, after signing the contract, Ukraine does not withdraw the claims?
    I personally welcome the lack of a transit agreement. The price of gas will rise, Ukraine will not receive funding for Russophobia. States will win, but this is not a fact. NOVATEK LNG is cheaper than American LNG. The next six months, Gazprom will not get a fine. And for six months, maybe they will complete the SP-2.
    Everything is fine. There is no contract and no need.
  4. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 26 December 2019 18: 41
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    Today, as I understand it, December 26th. Revocation of claims must be before December 29. It remains Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That is, one day. Given Christmas in Europe, there is not a single day at all.
    There will probably not be a contract this year. 10:00 January 1, 2020 is coming inevitably ....
    "The plot is famously twisted!"
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 December 2019 19: 31
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    Kiev is not averse to “untwisting” Gazprom into new billions

    Personally, I have already written many times before that ... what ... what ... that Gazprom itself had to come up with a counter proposal to conclude a new agreement on the transportation of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine ... -and in this counter the proposal to indicate the entire package of documents and conditions on the Russian side, where all the nuances of the conditions for concluding this agreement should have been laid out with legal punctuality ...- And officially declare this from the person holding the corresponding post in the Russian government and directly answer Twain for carrying out such activities at the national level ...
    - And with this already and go to Paris ... where Frau Merkel would simply tear apart Zelensky if he were to rest there ... and not agree to the signing of this new gas agreement ...
    - Well, today Gazprom .., - alas ...- will have more and more cuffs and bumps from literally everyone who is not too lazy to do this ... -That's all ...
    - And today Gazprom has no choice but ... how ... how ... how to leave the world gas arena and stop all its activities ... -This will make it necessary to create some kind of intermediate temporary link ...- but this is another and unnecessary story ...
    - Russia just needs to create a new "gas ministry" in a very short time, based on the production of LNG ... - I already wrote about this ... - I don't want to repeat myself ...
    1. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 31 December 2019 18: 22
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      Quote: gorenina91
      - And today Gazprom has no choice but ... how ... how ... how ... how to leave the world gas arena and stop all its activities ...

      What global gas markets did the gas company have to leave, and when did it begin to cease operations?
      You carry this nonsense in every news on this site about GP and Ukraine ...

      Russia simply needs to create a new "gas ministry" in a very short time, where the basis will be LNG production ...

      Please provide economic justification .. according to which pipeline gas is disadvantageous compared to LNG?
      In addition, it establishes the delivery of the same LNG to the EU and the Asia-Pacific region ... and then as an alternative to LNG to the American ...
      Russian pipeline gas and LNG will always be cheaper for buyers in the EU and Asia-Pacific region than American LNG ...
  6. AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 26 December 2019 19: 43
    -1
    See that the twist does not break off - otherwise it will fly into the forehead - VA VA will be!
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  9. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 December 2019 09: 52
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    Extra billions do not exist. Therefore, of course, Gazprom will still pay. The population will cover ....
    By the way, how did it end with Yukos, with their 50 billion, who knows?
    1. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
      Dzafdet (Sergei) 27 December 2019 19: 16
      -1
      No way. Sent by the forest together with the shareholders.
    2. commbatant Offline commbatant
      commbatant (Sergei) 31 December 2019 18: 27
      +1
      Quote: Sergey Latyshev
      Extra billions do not exist. Therefore, of course, Gazprom will still pay. The population will cover ....

      And what about the population? The Russian Federation owns a 50% stake in GP ... in addition, gas pumping through Ukraine has decreased and decreased in favor of other flows ...
      1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
        Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 January 2020 00: 41
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        How small ...
        The Russian Federation will pay Gazprom, the population - the Russian Federation.
        1. commbatant Offline commbatant
          commbatant (Sergei) 1 January 2020 01: 12
          +1
          Quote: Sergey Latyshev
          How small ...
          The Russian Federation will pay Gazprom, the population - the Russian Federation.

          Base? Read at your leisure the RF Budget Code and the Federal Law "On the RF Budget for 2020"
          1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
            Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 January 2020 01: 37
            -1
            Budget is for simpletons.
            For the hosts there will always be different trails, preferences, offsets, etc.
            Neither the former nor the current VIP Gazprom will cover from their pockets, this is not capitalistic ...
            1. commbatant Offline commbatant
              commbatant (Sergei) 1 January 2020 01: 38
              +1
              Quote: Sergey Latyshev
              For the hosts there will always be different trails, preferences, offsets, etc.

              In short, senior comrades know what to do, probably not worse than you ...
              1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 January 2020 01: 41
                -1
                Ash stump, Who owns the info, the one and the pockets are full.
                1. commbatant Offline commbatant
                  commbatant (Sergei) 1 January 2020 01: 42
                  +2
                  Quote: Sergey Latyshev
                  Ash stump, Who owns the info, the one and the pockets are full.

                  Happy New Year! The Russian Federation and its peoples have big plans, in spite of the empirialists ...
                  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
                    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 1 January 2020 19: 42
                    +1
                    Happy New Year. But Pasaran!
  10. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 27 December 2019 19: 17
    0
    What else did you expect from ukrov? So it will be in the future. Miller is trying to remove the noose from his neck, but he doesn’t succeed; the mind is not enough for this.
  11. riwas Offline riwas
    riwas (riwas) 30 December 2019 05: 27
    +1
    It was impossible to pay Ukraine before the conclusion of the contract.