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Gazprom lost appeal against AMC fine

The Russian company must pay 172bn hryvnia.

Gazprom lost appeal against AMC fine
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Ukraine's Supreme Economic Court rejected the cassation appeal of the Russian company Gazprom on the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee to recover 172bn hryvnia (about 6.5bn dollars at the current rate) fine and the delay penalty for the abuse of monopoly position in the market of natural gas across Ukraine.

The decision was announced Tuesday by the presiding judge Valentyn Paliy.

On 22 January, 2016 AMCU slammed a 85.966bn hryvnia fine Gazprom for the abuse of monopoly position in the gas transit market. The notice of payment was sent on 4 March, 2016, respectively, Gazprom had to pay a fine before 4 May, 2016.

The Russian company did not pay the fine in time, therefore by 5 October, when the claim for compulsory collection was filed, the fine has doubled amount, taking into account the delay penalty.

Gazprom has reportedly filed a lawsuit with the Stockholm Arbitration against the AMCU move.

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