The head of “Naftogaz” Andrey KOBOLEV said on air of the Fifth channel of Ukrainian TV that the company on 26 August will submit to the Stockholm arbitration a Supplement to the claim to “Gazprom”. These additions will relate to the circumstances of the reduction of pressure by Russia in the transmission system. Earlier in “Gazprom” explained the reduction of Russian gas transit through Ukraine a temporary reduction due to weather conditions and to minimise the requests of European consumers.
KOBOLEV also said that “Gazprom” does not want to sign the additional agreement to the contract, and without this document, “Naftogaz” refused to buy Russian gas. KOBOLEV said that earlier “Gazprom” has signed such a rider, and now suddenly refused.
KOBOLEV hopes that after arbitration “Gazprom” will change his position or be forced to do it.