“The preliminary amount of their demands is $6.2 billion. Gazprom gave the arbitration court a response to its request on November 28, 2014. Arbitrators were appointed on December 11, 2014,” the report reads.
Naftogaz is seeking $3.2 billion in damages for the gas it allegedly has not received for transit from Gazprom, and another $3 billion in interests. Kiev is also demanding the transit tariffs on gas be changed in the contract that was signed in 2009.
Gazprom is supplying Ukraine with gas under the so-called winter package agreement, which stipulates that Ukraine has to pay for supplies in advance. The deal, mediated by the European Union, was agreed in October.