“We have disputes [with Russia regarding gas purchase], and they
could even be judicial. If there is litigation, let it be so. We are
prepared and we have considered this option. In particular, we have also
received consultations on the transit contract, which unfortunately
does not suit us. Nevertheless, it was signed, and despite any frictions
with our Russian counterparts, we fully honor our commitments to Europe
regarding Russian gas transit,” he said.
Ukraine is willing to defend its national interests in courts, he said.
“We are absolutely right, and we will act in a way that meets our
national interests. We will be defending this in Stockholm, or in
London, or in Paris. We have no other choice,” he said.