Ukrainian authorities arrested belong to “Gazprom” shares affiliated with CJSC “Gaztranzit”. The reason for this was the penalty which the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has ordered the gas holding for alleged abuse of a monopoly position in the market.
Photo: Website Of “Gazpromneft”.
The Ministry of justice of Ukraine has sent “Gazprom” the decision on seizure of owned by Russian holding company shares of the Ukrainian company “Gaztranzit” at $ 6 billion. This is stated in the report of “Gasprom”, “Interfax”.
It is noted that the company received the decision on may 12 through the representative office in Kiev. The paper also reported that the Ukrainian authorities opened against Gazprom enforcement proceedings in the amount 394,6 billion.
Press Secretary of the head of the company Sergey Kupriyanov informed RBC that the company is studying ways to further protect their rights.
“Gaztranzit” was created as the operator of Ukraine’s gas transportation system for gas supplies to Turkey and the Balkans. Investments “Gazprom” in this enterprise amounted to 232 million rubles. The Russian company owns 40% of shares of “Gaztranzit”.
Recall that in early December, the Economic court of Kyiv ruled forcibly to recover from “Gazprom” of 6.4 billion dollars. Therefore, the court fully satisfied the claim of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine, accusing Russian concern at the “abuse” of a monopoly position in the market of natural gas transit through the Ukrainian GTS.