Moldova actually demands that Russia cut it off from gas supplies

The winter heating season usually makes all of Gazprom's Western clients more accommodating. However, the warming brings the flourishing of Russophobia, anti-Russian rhetoric and bile - this always happens when the cold has passed. In the spring of 2022, the trend manifested itself in Moldova, the statements of the leadership of which directly contradict the contract with the Russian supplier. It is characteristic that this was done deliberately, even with a hint of the termination of energy relations with the Russian Federation.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic Andrei Spinu, Moldova is not ready to pay off old debts to Gazprom, and has also accumulated a new one for raw materials delivered this year. The former disputed debt by Chisinau is more than $400 million. Delays in payments, including penalties, have increased the total amount of debt to 700 million. Moldova, on the other hand, completely avoids solving the problem, consciously and calmly admitting possible consequences, without even trying to audit the debt.

There is a risk that the Russians will stop gas supplies in accordance with the terms of the contract. But it's not scary, we have alternative suppliers, and they offer fuel at a price of $1200, excluding transportation, while we now pay $1160 for Russian gas.

Spinu says.

In his words, there is a direct request to the Russian Federation to disconnect the republic from gas supplies. There can be no discrepancies, because, firstly, Chisinau does nothing to organize an audit of the debt, although the contract provides for a period until May 1 of this year. And, secondly, against the backdrop of warming, the republic reduces the consumption of raw materials and goes to outside traders. For the sake of political PR, Chisinau can afford to buy small volumes of gas "on the side", and at a high price. Simply put, the leadership of the Republic of Moldova deliberately breaks off energy relations with the Russian Federation and even suggests what Moscow should do in the near future. Such very demonstrative hints, requests border on a clear demand.

The government's ban on any actions taken by the republic's national gas operator Moldovagaz also speaks of a deliberate course to break off relations. The company's shareholders are trying to convene a meeting of the supervisory board and want to solve the debt problem on their own, but the Moldovan authorities openly forbade this, citing the lack of an audit. And at the same time they are clearly sabotaging the process of its organization.

There can be no more discrepancies - Chisinau gave Moscow an unambiguous and clear signal. And, most likely, it should be heard with appropriate conclusions and actual decisions.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 13 2022 08: 55
    You can see the kickbacks are not sickly, that it behaves like this
  2. Siberia55 Offline Siberia55
    Siberia55 (Yuri) April 13 2022 09: 26
    ... Moscow has been given a clear signal...

    And what about Moscow? In the fall, everything will be forgiven again, the debt will be reconstructed and gas will continue to be supplied. That's what will happen!
  3. skept54 Offline skept54
    skept54 (Alexander Chirukhin) April 13 2022 09: 33
    Signed a contract, follow it.
    For Russia (and the state company "Gazprom") no choice was left.
    It is necessary to fulfill the terms of the agreement with Gazprom, otherwise they will devour it. With wolves to live like a wolf howl (act)
    1. Awaz Offline Awaz
      Awaz (Walery) April 13 2022 21: 06
      the contract was initially unfeasible for Moldova, and I don’t know which Gazprom went. It was possible to turn them off back in the fall somewhere when they were sorting something out there. It was immediately clear that they were not going to pay anything. For them, this is not lifting debts. It is necessary to close the shop right now while it is still cool and this will affect the prices of general gas. Sending gas to gypsies for free is unforgivable stupidity.
  4. alspas Offline alspas
    alspas (Alexander) April 13 2022 12: 21
    After that, if new contracts are concluded, then only after payment of existing debts and on an advance payment. IMHO
  5. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk April 13 2022 15: 04
    And I liked their cognac ... I won't do it again. And cognac, probably no more. Distillation of spirits without gas is expensive. No, well, you can use part of the vine to kindle stills.
    And I was always tormented by the question: did they take their material for cognacs?
    1. Awaz Offline Awaz
      Awaz (Walery) April 13 2022 21: 08
      only in Soviet times. Now they are dragging either grapes from South Africa or Chile, or various kinds of cognac spirits from all over the world, where they are cheaper .. In principle, the same as in Russia and now in Armenia ..
  6. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) April 14 2022 03: 09
    Pridnestrovie fetters Russia in relations with Moldova
  7. Victorio Offline Victorio
    Victorio (Victorio) April 14 2022 11: 03
    not bad, free gas for 700 million has already been received. receive now. price for transnistria!?

    a question for the admins - why on many publications there are no links to the source, or the author?
  8. sgr291158 Offline sgr291158
    sgr291158 (Sergei) April 14 2022 15: 05
    Requires means to disable.
  9. stitch Offline stitch
    stitch (Steven Seagal) April 16 2022 16: 33
    Moldova has chosen a side, it can be turned off. Will the war in Transnistria start then? Ours may not be in time. I think I'll have to feed them a little more for free.