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 Ukraine's Justice Ministry sent Russia's Gazprom an arrest warrant for its shares in Haztranzyt in attempt to recover penalty by Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine

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In April 2017, the Anti-monopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) requested the Justice Ministry of Ukraine to forcibly recover a penalty of 171,9 billion hryvnia ($6.59 billion) from Russia's Gazprom.

The Russian monopolist received the documents on May 12. They included notification of the arrest of shares belonging to Gazprom in Ukraine's Haztranzyt company, Gazprom said in a report, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

In terms of Haztranzyt, the compressor plant in Tarutyne is meant. As assessed by experts, Haztranzyt's assets are about $20 million. Gazprom owns 40% of the company, Gazeta.ru reported.

Read more: Minister Petrenko on collecting 172B fine imposed on Gazprom: "We are working hard on this"

Official spokesperson for Gazprom Sergey Kupriyanov told the news outlet on May 31 that the company was looking into protecting its rights.

In addition to 40% of Haztranzyt, Gazprom also owns stocks of two more companies in Ukraine, the total worth of which is not more than $10 million. If the Tarutyne compressor plant stops operating, it will become useless for Ukraine as well.

Ukraine's Anti-monopoly Committee fined Gazprom for 85 billion hryvnia for abuse of its monopolist position on Ukraine's natural gas transit market. Current amount of the fine includes late payment fee.
 
 
 
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