Russia may impose sanctions on Ukrainian Naftogaz

In a written statement from Gazprom, accusations brought by Naftogaz to Gazprom in the shipment of Russian gas to Europe before the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) were rejected.

In the statement, it was stated that Naftogaz did not fulfill its obligations for the shipment of Russian gas through Ukraine, and it was stated that the natural gas shipment agreement between the two companies was regulated according to Swedish laws.

Pointing out that, according to the agreement, the disputes between the two companies should be resolved in Switzerland, the statement said, “Due to the large number of sanctions they have imposed on Russia, Sweden and Switzerland have fallen into the category of countries that are not friendly to Russia. Significantly changing conditions have forced Gazprom into dealing with them. deprives them of the right to a fair and impartial trial in courts located elsewhere.” statement was included.

In the statement, it was stated that Gazprom considered Naftogaz’s attempt at the ICC as an unfriendly step, and said, “The unjust approach of the Ukrainian company and the continuation of attempts to resolve the dispute at the ICC may cause Russia to have all the justifications to impose sanctions on Naftogaz. This would constitute a ban on Gazprom from fulfilling its financial obligations to those sanctioned.” statement was included.

Naftogaz announced on September 9 that it had initiated an arbitration process against Gazprom before the ICC on the grounds that it did not make the necessary payments for the shipment of Russian gas.

Gazprom sends around 42 million cubic meters of natural gas per day to Europe via Ukraine.