RosUkrEnergo, owned 50-50 by Russia Gazprom and Ukraine tycoon Dmytro Firtash decided to return to Ukraine the 12.1 bln cu. m of gas. RUE had earlier won the gas confiscated by former Premier Tymoshenko in a high-profile court case, a source indicated to The Ekonomichna Pravda Apr. 1.
“After we got Naftohaz’s balance sheet for 2010 showing a UAH21.4 bln deficit, RUE realized the deficit was caused by the Stockholm court ruling obliging Naftohaz to return 12.1 bln cu m of gas to RUE,” the source said.
So far, there has been no official communication from RUE to the cabinet.