Rahr: Moldova refused from "free Ukrainian gas" in favor of paid Russian


Chisinau reached an agreement with Gazprom on the sale of gas, and from November 1, "blue fuel" began to flow to Moldova. But before Ukraine offered the neighboring republic gas supplies on credit, from which the Chisinau policy prudently decided to refuse.


According to the German political expert Alexander Rahr, it is not in vain that Moldova chose paid Russian fuel over “free” Ukrainian fuel. Ukraine itself, suffering from a shortage of gas, could not provide its neighbors with fuel "on friendship" or at bargain prices. The expert recalled that at one time Kiev, unable to pay for Russian gas, illegally took it away, which caused conflicts with Russia.

The fact that Ukraine promised Moldova almost free gas in advance was, of course, a trap. Of course, Ukraine could not give such gifts for free, and where does such gas come from?

Rahr stressed.

As a result, reason and sober calculation prevailed in Moldova, and a five-year contract was concluded for the transportation of "blue fuel" from the Russian Federation. In November, the Moldovan partners will pay $ 450 per 400 cubic meters for gas, and $ 40 in December. This is XNUMX percent cheaper than the gas sold by Europe, which the Moldovans had to buy before the agreement with the Russians. In addition, reserve volumes of fuel oil from the state reserve were previously used in Moldova. In general, the country found itself on the brink of an energy disaster.

In the current situation, Moldova had one way out - to discard the political overtones and sit down at the negotiating table. Chisinau behaved wisely and made the right decision

- emphasized Alexander Rahr in an interview "Narodny Novosti".
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  1. Cherry Offline Cherry
    Cherry (Kuzmina Tatyana) 3 November 2021 12: 11
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    Where did Rahr get the idea that Ukraine offered Moldova gas forever? Only while negotiations are underway.
  2. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 3 November 2021 18: 05
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    Whether or not Ukraine will be able to provide Moldova with gas for years to come is a big, big question, but the Russian Federation can, while not the fact that Moldova will pay for it. The audit for past deliveries suggests that payments for new deliveries will be challenged and "minimized" at best.
  3. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 4 November 2021 08: 47
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    Chisinau reached an agreement with Gazprom on the sale of gas, and from November 1, "blue fuel" began to flow to Moldova... But first, Ukraine offered the neighboring republic gas supplies on credit, which the Chisinau politicians prudently decided to refuse.

    Gas did not stop flowing to Moldova, it was just that it was less than necessary to maintain the pressure in the system.
    Ukraine offered, the Moldovans took it, supported the pressure, and then they returned this unfortunate 1 million cubic meters to the outskirts. Without any monetary calculations.