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Russian gas giant Gazprom expects its profit to take a hit from a ruling by Stockholm’s arbitration court on gas deliveries to Ukraine, Chief Financial Officer Andrei Kruglov said on Thursday.

It did not say which financial period would be affected, Reuters said.

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Gazprom decided not to restart supplies of natural gas to Ukraine after the international arbitration court earlier this year ordered the Russian company to pay $2.56 billion to Ukraine's Naftogaz after weighing mutual claims and counter-claims related to gas supplies and transit.

Kruglov also said Gazprom expected to pay dividends on its 2017 profit totaling 190 billion rubles ($3.29 billion), keeping payments to shareholders at the same level as a year ago.

Kruglov also said that Gazprom was considering issuing a eurobond by the end of this year.