Poroshenko: 14% Ukraine has reduced gas consumption in the most severe frosts

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Russia has failed to bring Ukraine to its knees through gas. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said today during the ceremony of female soldiers, which was broadcast channel “112 Ukraine”.

“Russia once again tried to put us on his knees when he stopped the flow of gas. The most effective was just reaching out to people with the action #Stick. And 14% Ukraine has reduced gas consumption in the most severe frosts, not allowing Russia to put us on the knees,” he said.

According to Poroshenko, this is an example of how a United Ukrainian nation, “who would not try to undermine and subvert from the middle.”

28 February 2018 the Stockholm arbitration court satisfied the claim of “Naftogaz Ukraine” to “Gazprom” about the lack of transit volumes. NAC has made payment in the amount of $4,63 billion By the results of two arbitration proceedings in Stockholm Gazprom must pay $2, 56 billion in favor of “Naftogaz”.

On 1 March it became known that “Gazprom” received money from “Naftogaz Ukraine” in payment for March deliveries of gas, but returned them to the NAC. The Russian company also said that will not supply gas to Ukraine.

“Naftogaz” regarded it as a violation of the December decision of the Stockholm arbitration on the gas supply contract and said that they intend to demand from “Gazprom” compensation.

On 2 March, the head of Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller said that the company is forced to start the procedure for termination of the contract with NAK “Naftogaz Ukraine” through Stockholm arbitration. He accused the court of “double standards”.

“Naftogaz of Ukraine” to save gas initiated a campaign #Screw, which was joined by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. On March 3, he said that shortage of gas supply in Ukraine is liquidated.

Deputy Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexander Medvedev has informed yesterday that the arbitration decision in the gas supply contract the company has appealed, and the hearing on the transit of the appeal will be filed before the end of March.