Awards for management of "Naftogaz" for the victory in the Stockholm arbitration has called on Ukraine scandal. Remuneration — $45.6 million — outraged citizens who are forced to pay ever-increasing bills for gas and heat.
"Naftogaz" in 2018 and paid to the state budget 136,5 billion hryvnia (more than $5 billion) in taxes and dividends. That is, the funds received from "Naftogaz" to the state Treasury account. Slightly less than half of these funds, about 56 billion hryvnia ($2 billion), was admitted to the state Treasury account as a result of our victory in the Stockholm arbitration on transit contract", — quotes the words of Yuri Vitrenko edition.
He noted that if victory was not won and the arbitration Tribunal in Stockholm, in its decision would not have spent the appropriate set-off, Naftogaz would pay 56 billion not in the state Treasury, and "Gazprom".
In addition, the head of gas monopoly stressed that in case of loss in the Stockholm arbitration on the gas supply contract, Naftogaz would have to pay to "Gazprom" in 2018, a further approximately $1.8 billion for the selected gas and about $56 billion in the clause "take or pay".
Earlier, Prime Minister of Ukraine Vladimir Groisman said that the funds from the winnings of "Naftogaz" in the Stockholm arbitration the claim to "Gazprom" does not come at the expense of the state Treasury, so to reward employees of state-owned companies don't.
Economist Viktor Skarshevsky commented on the decision on the payment of bonuses to the leadership of "Naftogaz" and the abolition of bonuses to government officials Prime Minister Vladimir Groisman.
The expert stated that to pay the premium at the state enterprise in the amount of UAH 1.2 billion ($45.6 million), especially due to increased 10 times the cost of natural gas for the population is, to put it mildly, robbery and feast during the plague.