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 Gazprom Threatens Ukraine with a New Suit for $18 Billion for Gas Underdrawal

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Gazprom may file another lawsuit against Naftogaz Ukrainy in the Stockholm arbitration for the amount of $18 billion.

Head of the Russian gas monopoly AlexeiMiller said, Censor.NETreports citing RIANovosti.

"Concerning Gazprom claims, we can stillfile lawsuits for the amount of $18 billion in the Stockholmarbitration. These are the claims for underdrawn volumes of gasaccording to the contract. It is the take-and-pay scheme conditionsin the amount of 11.7 billion dollars for the years 2012 and 2013respectively. The claims' total would be $18 billion," Millersaid.

This claim may follow the suit Gazpromhas filed to the Stockholm arbitration against Naftogaz for theamount of $4.5 billion on Monday, June 16.

Earlier, Gazprom filed the suite torecover the debt for "the improper performance of its obligationsby Naftogaz Ukraina under the contract." In its turn, the Ukrainiancompany filed a counterclaim against the Russian monopoly,requiring the recovery of $6 billion.

Russia has announced that it stopssupplying gas to Ukraine from June 16, demandingpayment.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n290228