The AMC held a purely legal assessment procedure before granting DTEK permission to purchase power companies – expert

АМКУ юридически чисто провел процедуру оценки перед предоставлением ДТЭК разрешения на покупку облэнерго - эксперт

The evaluation procedure, which was conducted by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine before granting DTEK a merger clearance stock “Kievoblenergo” and “Odessaoblenergo” were held legally clean

About it as transfers UNIAN, channel Direct said political analyst Svetlana Kushniruk.

“In a legitimate way, a group of energy companies, DTEK appealed to the Antimonopoly Committee in order to give a conclusion whether they can generate shares of power companies in Kiev region and Odessa region in the package. A test was conducted, said that all is well, and can use these to buy shares. By the way, I emphasize, is purely legal procedure performed and according to European and international standards”.

According to Svetlana Kushniruk, on the Ukrainian energy market during the years of independence were a lot of Russian companies, which controlled the distribution network. Buy DTEK’s two power companies, the group VS Energy, which actually belongs to the Russian company, has a positive impact on energy security.

“The fact that on the Ukrainian market for a long time, more than 10 years working for Russian companies that are actually in control of our power companies. So the question for Ukraine’s energy independence, energy security is extremely important. Because we don’t know what to expect from our so-called partners, but that does not partners, and our aggressor. I would tell you that we have 25 power companies. Of them control more than 10 power companies, was at sun-energy. It seems to be a Dutch company, but the beneficiaries are the Russians. By the way, challenging the Russians, and the Russians, who are under sanctions of the European Union and the United States. For what? Because they voted in 2014, for the annexation of Crimea. Alexander Babakov, a former Deputy speaker of the State Duma, who was involved actively to ensure that our Ukrainian Crimea was like Russian territory”, — she noted.

Recall the AMC by majority of votes allowed DTEK to buy “Kievoblenergo” and “Odessaoblenergo”. AMC has assigned DTEK a number of obligations, which eliminate any possible impact on adjacent markets — supply and electricity production.

As earlier reported mass media, 3 January 2019 “DTEK oil & gas” and NGR B. V. (Netherlands) signed contracts of sale and purchase of the shares of these companies. Agreements have been concluded with condition precedent and must be completed upon obtaining necessary permissions from state authorities, including the approval of antitrust authorities.