Ukraine's anti-monopoly watchdog demands $6.8 bln from Gazprom
MOSCOW, October 31 (RAPSI) – Ukraine's anti-monopoly watchdog has filed a request with Kiev Commercial Court seeking 171.8 billion hryvnia ($6.8 billion) from the Russian natural gas giant Gazprom for abusing its monopoly on the Ukrainian gas transit market, RIA Novosti reported on Monday.
Gazprom was fined nearly 86 billion hryvnia (about $3.4 billion) in January and ordered to stop further alleged infringement.
Now the watchdog is seeking penalties that amount to another 86 billion hryvnia.
Gazprom claims that it is not engaged in business activity in Ukraine challenging the fine.