It is time for Gazprom to stop following the "European" Moldova


The Moldovan government has again asked Gazprom to postpone payments on obligations for gas supplies in January 2022. This was announced on January 11 by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development of Moldova, Andrei Spinu.


Yesterday I had a conversation with Mr. Miller (chairman of the board of Gazprom), during which we tried to agree on the possibility of delaying the payment of this advance by 10-20 days so that Moldovagaz could accumulate funds. Discussions continue

- said Spyna during a press conference held on Tuesday.

Nevertheless, he noted that, despite the problems with payment, the current gas agreement concluded with the Russian side is extremely beneficial for Chisinau.

We have a good contract in relation to market prices. Simple calculations show that in the past three months alone (since October, when the contract with Gazprom was signed), savings amounted to about $ 330 million

- the official added.

Indeed, the savings of more than three hundred million dollars, in fact, in just one quarter - a significant help for the deeply deficit Moldovan budget. By the way, for 2022 it is designed with a "hole" of $ 855 million, which could have been much larger if it were not for the loyal attitude of the Russian side when concluding a new gas contract. Moldova is still not a foreign country to Russia and one of the former republics of the USSR, which Moscow is trying to support. However, there is one nuance that crosses out, if not all, then a lot: having received gas in November at a price several times lower than the market price, the Moldovan government not only did not show any gratitude towards the Russian side, but, on the contrary, began to behave as if it was Chisinau who did a great service to Moscow, and not vice versa.

"Gratitude" in Chisinau style


And a similar attitude of the Moldovan leadership is manifested not only by undercover games and demonstrative flirting with the West, but also by loud scandals. In particular, in December, Moldova scandalously did not allow members of the Russian Public Chamber to enter its territory. As the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova noted, the famous Russian political scientist Natalya Narochnitskaya was "de facto deported" by the migration authorities of Moldova in early December 2021.

They did not explain anything, sent under escort, put on board as a terrorist

- Narochnitskaya herself described the situation in a comment for RIA News.

It was clearly an order. They will have presidential elections in Transnistria. But I am not a minister or an official, not an official person, and Transnistria will not come from the fact that people like me will look at the elections. He (the representative of Moldova) mockingly said: "I know why you went." They clearly watched that they were not going to observe the elections.

She added.

Transnistria, obviously, plays a big role in the minds of the representatives of the official Chisinau, but at the same time they are in no hurry to pay off its gigantic debt exceeding $ 7,5 billion. Paradoxically, when it comes to political On the other hand, the Moldovan authorities firmly consider Pridnestrovie to be their own region, but if the question arises of paying for the energy resources it consumes, for some reason the Chisinau politicians prefer to avoid answering. However, even with such a position, if desired, something could be done if it were not for the intervention of a third party struggling to drive a wedge between Moldova and Russia.

European values ​​in Moldovan sovereignty


As you know, the European Union has long been known for the paradoxical selectivity of its bureaucratic norms. When it comes to migrants letting Europeans in a circle somewhere in Cologne, they cannot be expelled, human rights are in the first place for Brussels. At the same time, Russians in the Baltics are still second-class people who are not even entitled to a normal passport. And this is not an accident, but part of a purposeful anti-Russian policy pursued with the tacit consent of Brussels. So, it is obvious that any negative behavior of Moldova towards Russia will be welcomed by the EU. Or maybe not only to welcome, but also to pay.

In early January this year, it became known that the European Union adopted a new program of macro-financial assistance to Moldova. According to a statement released by the European Commission, Chisinau will receive 150 million euros from the EU, of which 30 million are grants and 120 million are soft loans. Reportedly, the most important condition for the provision of money is the implementation of "key reforms for Moldova." And this is far from the first such case. Brussels' feeds are clearly systematic and, apparently, find the widest response in the ranks of pro-European local politicians. And how exactly they are spent, given that Moldova has one of the highest levels of corruption in Europe, is still a big question. Perhaps, if all this funding were sent by the Moldovan government as intended, it is unlikely that he would have to ask Gazprom again for a delay. Indeed, in February Brussels already allocated 36 million to Chisinau to fight the pandemic and restore economics... And at the end of October - another 60 million euros to overcome the gas crisis. Where this money went is an open question.

However, counting other people's money is a thankless task. It is much more important to count yours. After all, if the discount on gas provided to Chisinau is not assistance to a brotherly country, then this is nothing but a lost profit. So it's time for Moldova to define its foreign policy priorities and behave in accordance with the real state of affairs. What is happening now between the Moldovan side and Gazprom is not even a good mine in case of a bad game. This is a bad mine when there is no game at all. The new authorities of the republic are not even trying to pretend that they are playing in a multi-vector approach, they are absolutely clearly aimed at joining the EU and, obviously, perceive the Russian Federation from a purely consumer point of view - as a cheap source of energy resources. So the position of Russia in relation to such "partners" should be extremely rational and purely businesslike. If the official Chisinau is so eager for European integration, then let it get used to the fact that there is no need to wait any longer for a special attitude. To bask with almost free Russian gas is, of course, good, but at the same time “warming up” Russia itself is simply the height of cynicism.
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  1. Father of Russian Democracy 12 January 2022 08: 37
    +1
    Guys, what do you have with your headline, perhaps you meant to walk, not walk.
  2. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 12 January 2022 08: 47
    +1
    M. Sandu continues to pull the tiger's whiskers. Still, it will return in the form of gas and electricity prices. Now 31 years have passed. Quiet and peaceful. The PMR does not ask Moldova for money, there is no need to feed them. They live themselves. All these preferences from the EU for trade, Transnistria, if it is independent, would have received it itself, but if it had not, it would have traded with the EAEU. And they are ready to pay for gas themselves. Smart people (RM) would arrange everything for the benefit of Moldova through calm and business relations with the PMR. This is both gas and electricity and the EAEU market. But no - blockade, strangulation, demand for complete submission.
    The best times for Moldova are the years as part of the Soviet Union. Everything that is (with the exception of flimsy new buildings) was built then. People were provided with work, received apartments for free, and rested at the expense of trade unions at sea. Yes, what to say ... Thirty years of independence. At the helm are exclusively representatives of the titular nationality (there are no Russians even among the house managers). Devastation! Complete! The picture of decline is blurred only by the money of guest workers. Well, they are not capable of running the state and that's it. Romanians, too, by the way, the Germans rule there. Look at Transnistria, where people are not sorted by nationality. Everything is much better. Even in those blockade conditions for the economy (even ordinary citizens - numbers).
    It will never be here as in Europe. There is no tradition other than theft. Let smart people take over (even if they are not Moldovans). Feel the difference. It will be much better.
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 12 January 2022 12: 34
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    It's time for Gazprom to stop following the lead

    Wherever you throw it, there is a wedge everywhere. The mediocrity of power in all its glory! But here, from January, the tariffs for everything will be raised. Someone must pay for this mediocrity. Thieves can only steal, they cannot create!
    1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
      kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 12 January 2022 21: 12
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      Quote: steel maker
      But here, from January, the tariffs for everything will be raised.

      First, they will not raise, but raise! Learn Russian "patriot".
      Secondly,

      The Russian government has approved indices of changes in utility bills on average across regions for 2022. The corresponding order of the Cabinet of Ministers was published on the portal of legal information.

      According to the ruling, in the first half of 2022, utility bills will not be indexed.

      https://realty.rbc.ru/news/617fd7989a79476c70407d7e
      Study mat. part, before his "patriotic" writings. hi
      1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
        Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 12 January 2022 22: 46
        -2
        First, they will not raise, but raise! Learn Russian "patriot".

        After the words "Learn Russian", according to the rules of the Russian language, you must put a comma.
        And after the words "Learn the mat. Part" the comma is just not needed.

        According to the decree, in the first half of 2022, utility bills will not be indexed.

        Will not. Communal services in Russia are indexed upward from July 1, that is, from the second half of the year. And from January 2 of the new year, transport is always indexed. If we take retail chains, then they index prices upward in general every week, if I'm not mistaken, on Wednesdays. But there, at each "Crossroads" there is its own "Carousel", and each "Chizhik" raises prices in general as it comes into its head.
        1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
          kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 13 January 2022 20: 42
          -2
          Quote: Captain Stoner
          After the words "Learn Russian", according to the rules of the Russian language, you must put a comma.

          You forgot to put commas! Tovarisch. laughing
          1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
            Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 13 January 2022 22: 50
            -1
            You first need to learn your native language, and then teach others here.
            Yes, captain, you will never be a major.
            1. kapitan92 Offline kapitan92
              kapitan92 (Vyacheslav) 14 January 2022 23: 50
              -1
              Quote: Captain Stoner
              Yes, captain, you will never be a major.

              This, I already heard in 92, when I wrote a report. laughing
              Don't be the gag in every barrel though..... you're good at that. Comrade with a sonorous nickname (Captain Stoner), by the way, are you ashamed of your name? hi
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 12 January 2022 21: 14
    -3
    As if no one remembers about kickbacks. Gazprom was the leader in them in the 00s.
    When everyone took 10% (poor, poor Misha 3%), Gazprom (according to rumors and facts) took 50%.

    If they sell it at a lower price, it means it's profitable for someone.
  5. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
    Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 13 January 2022 10: 31
    +1
    What financial losses can we talk about?
    “Moldova, together with Transnistria, consumes about 3 billion cubic meters of gas, which is comparable to the consumption of one average gas-fired power plant in the Russian Federation. More than half of this volume is consumed by Transnistria, where the gas power plant is located, which generates electricity, including for the territories controlled by Chisinau. One and a half billion cubic meters of gas for Chisinau is not such a significant volume for Russia in the total export volume "- says Frolov. Recall that Gazprom supplies abroad in the region of 200 billion cubic meters of gas.
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 13 January 2022 13: 26
    +1
    But for the citizens of Russia this so-called national treasure will be cut off gas in no time. And gas prices are regularly up in comparison with Uzbekistan. Well, Modavia will simply scold him as a brother (
  7. Ksv Offline Ksv
    Ksv (Sergei) 13 January 2022 18: 14
    -1
    It's all about Transnistria, if Gazprom cuts off gas, then our people will be left without gas there and the frozen conflict will be restored again, and at the moment it is generally unprofitable for us. Yes, we pay for peace of mind...
    1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
      Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 13 January 2022 20: 27
      -1
      then our people will be left without gas there and the frozen conflict will be restored again

      It is absolutely unclear how one follows from the other.
      Yes, and "our people" - this is very controversial.
      1. Ksv Offline Ksv
        Ksv (Sergei) 14 January 2022 00: 03
        0
        Russians - is it debatable?
        As one follows from the other, a conflict needs a reason. If this is not clear, then sorry ...
        However, from your comments on this article, it is already clear what position you take. Your right... You are probably a non-Russian person. Although the logic of judgment should not be based on nationality, the logic is always the same.
        1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
          Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 14 January 2022 08: 42
          -2
          There will be no conflict there.
          You got too excited here, reading all sorts of rubbish, and the realities that have developed over the past 30 years suit absolutely everyone: Moldovans, Pridnestrovians, Ukrainians, and so on. There is a triumvirate - Ukraine + Moldova + Transnistria. The rulers of these territories control various traffic (weapons, drugs, contraband and others) from Odessa (to Odessa) to the south of Ukraine, Moldova and Transnistria itself. There is a lot of money spinning, which (as you know) loves silence.
          And the common people have nothing to share: as they lived for centuries next to each other, they live. There mixed - Ukrainian + Moldavian + Russian villages. They go to work in different countries, they try to catch on in those countries, to transport their families there.
          If we talk about Russia, Pridnestrovians (of all nationalities) + Moldovans (of all nationalities) try to settle in Moscow or the Moscow region - they feed more satisfyingly there than in other places.

          Although the logic of judgment should not be based on nationality, logic is always the same.

          In addition to some abstract logic, the "patriot of Russia", we need elementary knowledge, and not the Internet, with the appropriate odor, but real knowledge about real life. And this knowledge you have is not just "0", but some negative values.
          Your arguments about nationality and logic are frankly stupid: my nationality is not indicated anywhere in my passports - nooo! And the very presence of such passports speaks of my "belonging" to different countries.
          1. Ksv Offline Ksv
            Ksv (Sergei) 14 January 2022 17: 44
            0
            Your arguments about nationality and logic are frankly stupid: my nationality is not indicated anywhere in my passports - nooo! And the very presence of such passports speaks of my "belonging" to different countries.

            You contradict yourself, re-read the post above. Write that my reasoning is stupid, and you yourself immediately write the same meaning as in my post.
            How did your practical knowledge of who and how lives in Transnistria help to avoid war in the past? Or is it the aliens who came to fight? They didn’t help at all, So you’re slacking off in vain, wars are started by people in offices, and not ordinary citizens ...
            1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
              Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 14 January 2022 19: 39
              -3
              You contradict yourself, re-read the post above. Write that my reasoning is stupid, and you yourself immediately write the same meaning as in my post.

              Of course, your reasoning is stupid. If, let's say, I have Bulgarian citizenship, being ethnically Russian, then "Russian" is not written in my Bulgarian passport. And being Russian (by blood), I can absolutely easily support the policy of the Bulgarian government, becoming a Bulgarian.

              By the way, back in 1989 my supervisor claimed that any person can claim any nationality: if he learned (for example) Spanish, lived in Spain, knows its customs, traditions, if he "thinks" in Spanish, he is completely can legally submit documents to the relevant institutions of Spain with a request to be admitted to the number of subjects of the Spanish crown.

              Re-reading your posts, and even more so, thinking about their meaning, is a waste of time: they are illiterately written. If you have "devastation" in your head, and you are not able to express your thoughts in your native language, then I categorically do not undertake to solve your puzzles.

              How did your practical knowledge about who and how lives in Transnistria help to avoid war in the past? Or is it the aliens who came to fight? They didn’t help at all, so you’re slacking off in vain, people start wars in offices, and not

              The war of the past is in the past. Doesn't reach? Almost 30 years have passed since that war. And I already explained in detail there why war is impossible now. If you do not understand the meaning of what is written, then contact the profile doctor, perhaps he will help you.
              1. Ksv Offline Ksv
                Ksv (Sergei) 15 January 2022 19: 21
                +1
                To think about the meaning of what is written is yes, I understood it very hard for you.
                However, if your supervisor believes that you can take any nationality, then comments are really unnecessary. Explain to him somehow at your leisure the difference between citizenship and nationality, however, you have mess in your head on this topic, some kind of passports, I didn’t say anything about passports at all.
                The war of the past is in the past, a thoughtful statement. This automatically guarantees that there won't be wars in the future, right?
                Politicians do not care at all how ordinary citizens treat each other, politicians start wars, not ordinary citizens, so you once again wrote garbage.
                You may be a good person, but frankly stupid. Please do not answer, your reasoning surprises and disappoints.
                "Although the logic of judgments should not be based on nationality," - for fun, So you understand what is actually written here?
  8. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 13 January 2022 21: 47
    -1
    It is absolutely unclear how one follows from the other.
    Yes, and "our people" is very controversial

    In Pridnestrovie, TWO popular referendums on independence were held with further accession to Russia. The result is almost 100%! Hundreds of thousands of people have Russian citizenship. If it were not for the bureaucracy of the Russian Foreign Ministry, then all (10%) Pridnestrovians would have received Russian citizenship. The presence of a second citizenship (except Russian) is due only to the geography of the PMR. From the center of Tiraspol to the border of the republic no more than 15-65 km. Men under the age of XNUMX with a Russian passport are not allowed into Ukraine, and there are relatives, maybe things, after all, you won’t pass in transit to Russia! So they make a moldpassport, but they consider it only as a paper for travel.
    By the number of flags of the Russian Federation on the buildings and streets of cities, Pridnestrovie will give odds to any region of the Russian Federation. By the number of Russian patriots, too.
    People live, overcome difficulties, which in the regions of the Russian Federation they don’t even know about, but they don’t renounce the citizenship of the Russian Federation. Vice versa!
    1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
      Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 13 January 2022 22: 01
      -1
      People from Transnistria need a Russian passport only to go to Russia to work.
      And they also have passports of Romania, Moldova, Ukraine, which they use depending on the direction of their movement.
      PMR passports - for internal use only.
      Flags? So what? You can hang 10 flags on every meter, but the PMR will never become part of Russia.
  9. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 13 January 2022 22: 20
    -1
    Can. But only the flags of Russia and the PMR are present! Moreover, the flag of Russia is required by law on all government buildings! If that doesn't tell you anything, then it's a pity.
    They really love Russia here.
    And these travel papers (passports) do not say anything. Necessary measure. I would look at you in such blockade conditions.
    1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
      Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 13 January 2022 22: 47
      -3
      ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....
      The PMR is no different from the same Moldovans. Only Moldovans hung EU flags everywhere, and Pridnestrovians hung Russian flags everywhere. Both those and others are well aware that they will never become either a part of the EU or a part of Russia.

      I don't understand how you can "love Russia" (France, Sweden, Spain). A person can love another person, any season, a certain type of tea... But I can't imagine how one can "love" a separate country.
      1. Ksv Offline Ksv
        Ksv (Sergei) 14 January 2022 00: 04
        0
        Do you love your country? Land, village, city where you were born? You can be a cosmopolitan, But love your homeland at the same time.
        1. Captain stoner Offline Captain stoner
          Captain stoner (Captain Stoner) 14 January 2022 08: 56
          -1
          Distinguish between large and small homeland.
          The great homeland is the USSR, which no longer exists.
          A small homeland is a fairly large southern city in a country that no longer exists.

          In that southern city - there is both good and bad. And in the days of the USSR it was exactly the same.
          In the northern small town where I now live most of the year, there is also good and bad.
          I do not like the bad, but I love the good - in different countries, in different cities, and at all times. But not entirely, but selectively love. In the north (in winter) - cheaper and better heating in apartments; in the south (summer) - much cheaper and better quality fruits and vegetables on the market, and you can swim freely in the summer in the southern river with water at +25 and air +32.

          In the north in the summer there are white nights that I can hardly stand, so in the summer I go to the south, where the nights are black and stuffy-hot ... the sun sets there, and as if someone in the sky slams the lid of the boiler in which I sit. ..