The Head of Naftogaz Said Russia Has “Trump Cards” in Gas Dispute
Kobolev’s commentary came after negotiations at the Normandy summit that discussed the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine. They, in particular, were talking about a gas transit contract (expiring December 31, 2019), as well as about the enforcement of the decision of the Stockholm arbitration in favor of Kiev.
Following the talks, President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky said that at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the issue of compensation of $ 3 billion by the decision of the Stockholm arbitration was removed. According to Zelensky, the Ukrainian position is simple: "We are ready to take gas." “This is a compromise we are ready to make”, Zelensky said.