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Gazprom may terminate gas supply to Moldova

Moscow, Oct 2 (Presnsa Latina) Russian gas company Gazprom confirmed the volume of gas supply to Moldova for October, but warned that it may terminate the contract at any time stemming from Moldova’s debt.

As the entity stated on Sunday to the TASS agency, 5.7 million cubic meters per day are pumped to Moldova, and the amount is not higher due to Ukraine’s refusal to transport Russian gas through the Sokhranovka station.

It should also be noted that the Moldovan side regularly violates the provisions of the contract regarding the terms of payment for the supplied gas, Gazprom said.

Also, due to the fault of the Moldovan side, an agreement on the settlement of historical debt for the supply of gas in previous years has not yet been reached, and for this reason, Gazprom has the right to terminate the current contract at any time, the consortium stressed.

The chairman of the board of directors of Moldovagaz, Vadim Cheban, had announced earlier that Russian fuel supplies to the country continued as usual, despite the fact that the government did not comply with the agreements to settle the debts.

One of the main conditions under which Gazprom agreed in October last year to extend the gas supply contract to Moldova for another five years was the cancellation of debt for fuel and timely payments.

Back then, the Moldovan government promised to hire a foreign auditor to re-verify the debt with Gazprom by May 1st, 2022, but this did not happen.