The contract for the supply of Russian gas to Moldova, which ends in September 2021, has been extended until the end of next month. Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic and Minister of Infrastructure Andrei Spynu wrote about this on his Facebook page, TASS reports.
“In order not to jeopardize short-term supplies, a few minutes ago we confirmed the extension of the contract between Moldovagaz and Gazprom for one month. The agreement is being extended on the same terms on which Moldova received gas in September, ”the minister said in a statement.
Earlier in the Moldovan parliament, the majority of the deputies refused to discuss the extension of the contract for the supply of Russian gas. During the meeting, which took place on Thursday, September 30, MP Oleg Reidman invited his colleagues to hear Andrei Spyna on the extension of the contract with Gazprom, but only 28 MPs agreed to hear the speech of the Deputy Prime Minister of the republic against the required minimum of 51.
In May 2021, Gazprom decided to recover from Moldovagaz a debt of $ 370.5 million (almost 27 billion rubles) for the fuel supplied in 2018. Prior to that, the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, actually refused to return the debts for gas to the Russian side, which had accumulated due to consumers in the territory of Transnistria, not controlled by Chisinau.