Ukrainian lawmaker says Moldova has asked Kiev for gas supplies amid critical energy backdrop
Moldova has appealed to Ukraine, asking it to provide 15 million cubic meters of gas, amid an energy shortage, Ukrainian top lawmaker Andriy Gerus said on Saturday.
KIEV (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – October 23, 2021) Moldova has appealed to Ukraine, asking it to provide 15 million cubic meters of gas, amid an energy shortage, Ukrainian top lawmaker Andriy said on Saturday. Gerus.
Earlier today, Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said Moscow assured Chisinau additional gas supplies in October, as the country is on the brink of an energy crisis.
“Indeed, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine yesterday discussed gas assistance to Moldova. Now Moldova is in difficult negotiations with Gazprom on the extension of the contract … the country is suffering from “a physical shortage of gas, in particular, for infrastructure. Moldova has turned to Ukraine with a request to supply around 15 million cubic meters of gas,” Gerus wrote on Facebook.
Last week, the Moldovan government declared a “mode of alarm” over gas shortages, with power cuts, which could serve as a prelude to a generalized state of emergency. According to Chisinau, the country received only 67% of the volume of gas needed this month.
Russian energy giant Gazprom and Moldova are currently negotiating a new long-term deal. Earlier this week, media reported, citing a source close to the talks, that Russia offered Moldova a fair market price for gas with an additional 25% discount on the condition that Chisinau pays its 700 million debt. dollars, but Chisinau insisted on halving the price.