Date: 2 months ago   Category: Energy

Groysman sees no reason for awards to the staff of Naftogaz for a victory over Gazprom — Rambler News Service


The prime minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a Hour of questions to the government said that there are no bases for payment of awards to the staff of Naftogaz for a victory in the Stockholm arbitration over Gazprom as Kiev did not receive means in the claim yet. "If it is about that the award was paid in addition for Stockholm, then I want to look at means across Stockholm on accounts of the state treasury. Such money did not arrive yet. If they did not arrive, then and there is no subject of an award" — TV channel "112 Ukraine" cites Groysman's words. Earlier, in September, 2018, at the end of May, 2018 Naftogaz of Ukraine reported that it awards the staff of the company after the victory in the Stockholm arbitration over Gazprom. It was planned that will direct 1% of the prize sum ($4.6 billion) to awards — about $46.3 million. Later the commercial director of Naftogaz Yury Vitrenko said that top managers of the company received $21 million as an award. After that Volodymyr Groysman said that he addressed to the independent supervisory board with the requirement to revise the decision on multimillion awards to the staff of Naftogaz. Then the State Office of Public Prosecutor of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings upon payment of awards. On July 18 the prime minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the meeting of the Government suggested to forbid payment of awards to the staff of state companies. This offer was supported by all members of the government. Earlier the president of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the beginning of process of compulsory collecting from Gazprom of $2.6 billion within execution of the decision of the Stockholm arbitration earlier. From the monetary requirements which were declared Naftogaz of $17 billion arbitrators met requirements of the sum of $4.673 billion in connection with supply of gas for its transit to the European consumers in smaller volume, than it was provided by the contract. Taking into account the sum which is earlier awarded in favor of Gazprom according to the contract for the supply of gas, arbitrators made offset of counterclaims following the results of which Gazprom is obliged to pay Naftogaz $2.56 billion.

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