Naftogaz of Ukraine has not been buying gas from Gazprom since late November 2015, and prior to that the company imported gas exclusively through the entry points to the gas transmission system located in the territory controlled by Ukraine.
All gas volumes purchased by Naftogaz have been recorded by the parties and paid by Naftogaz. The company expects that all outstanding mutual claims related to the contracts between Naftogaz and Gazprom will be settled through the ongoing arbitration in Stockholm.
Gazprom suggested Naftogaz to pay USD0.67bn for natural gas allegedly supplied by the Russian company to the uncontrolled territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine during February 2015 – April 2016. However, Naftogaz does not accept natural gas contracted with Gazprom through the gas metering stations Prokhorivka and Platovo. The measurements data obtained at these metering stations cannot be used to prepare delivery and acceptance certificates under the contract and therefore any such volumes are not subject to payment by Naftogaz.
In January 2016, the European Commission and Ukraine offered Russia to discuss ways to remedy the violations of the Ukrainian and EU legislation by Gazprom. By this time, however, the Russian party evaded the negotiations. Naftogaz remains open for a discussion of any unresolved matters with its Russian counterpart.