He said meeting with the team of Naftohaz Ukrainy NJSC that reported him on the final decision of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal in Naftohaz-Gazprom dispute, Censor.NET reports citing the president's press office.
Naftohaz CEO Andrii Koboliev informed the president on the final decision of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal. According to the decision, Ukraine won $4.63 billion that must be reimbursed by Gazprom for the past periods.
The head of state congratulated and thanked the whole Ukrainian team that defended Ukraine's interests in Stockholm. He stressed that "this is a historic decision in the protection of the national and financial interests of Ukraine".
"This is a true victory. Today's decision of the Stockholm arbitration tribunal provided Ukraine with $4.63 billion. These funds will cover our expenditures for gas consumed over a very difficult year of 2014 while Naftohaz Ukrainy NJSC will instantly receive $2.56 billion. This is the result of the joint coordinated work of Naftohaz, government and president," Poroshenko emphasized.
"Our common position proved that we can win legal battles in Stockholm as well," the president said and congratulated all Ukrainians on this historic convincing victory. He also noted the importance of that victory: "This is the reinforcement of gold and foreign currency reserves, which confirms that our energy strategy is correct".
"This is a very big ammount. It is much higher than the gas debt of 2014. This actually means that Gazprom must pay more than $2.5 billion to Naftohaz," Koboliev stressed.