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    Ukraine Seeks to Seize Gazprom's Foreign Assets to Claim Anti-Monopoly Fine

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    Ukraine will seek the seizure of Gazprom's foreign assets to claim its anti-monopoly fine, Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said Thursday.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — Ukraine will seek the seizure of Gazprom's foreign assets to claim its anti-monopoly fine of $6.4 billion, Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said Thursday.

    "Recognizing that there are no assets worth 172 billion hryvinia that would have belonged to Gazprom on the territory of Ukraine, we will move to other countries where the are relevant assets and funds," Petrenko told reporters.

    In 2015, Gazprom was fined $3.2 billion by Ukraine’s Anti-Monopoly Committee for allegedly having a monopoly in the gas market in 2009-2015. The Russian company protested the decision, since it does operate in Ukraine and gas supplies are operated by Ukraine’s Naftogaz.


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