If Gazprom stops paying transit of blue fuel through Ukraine, even through those territories that the country does not control, then Naftogaz will sue in arbitration, the head of the company said Yuri Vitrenko.
Earlier, Naftogaz proposed changing the entry point for transit. According to Vitrenko, despite the new circumstances, the company expects the Russian side to continue paying for any decision.
“I remember that in 2019 Miller and I (Chairman of the Board of Gazprom Alexey Miller — Note ed..) signed a transit contract with a “pump or pay” clause. Therefore, whether to supply gas for transit is the right of Gazprom to decide. But paying, even if you don’t supply gas, is a debt under the contract,” Vitrenko said.
He stressed that in the worst case, it would look “like a new arbitration.”