MOSCOW, November 28. /TASS/. Gazprom has decided against reducing the gas supply through Ukrainian territory to Moldova after Moldovagaz rectified violations related to payment for current supplies of Russian gas in November, the Russian holding said in a statement on Monday.
"Moldovagaz company has corrected the violation on payment for current supplies of Russian gas in November to Gazprom. The funds for gas intended for Moldovan consumers that settled in Ukrainian territory, have been received by Gazprom. Due to this it has been decided not to reduce gas supply to the Sudzha gas pumping station for transit to Moldova," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Gazprom noted that the Moldovan side has regularly violated its contractual obligations regarding the payment for Russian gas, adding that the Russian company reserved the right to cut or fully suspend gas supplies in case of failure to pay for them.
Gazprom supplies gas for Europe through Ukraine in the volume of 42.4 mln cubic meters per day via the Sudzha gas pumping station. The request for pumping through Sokhranovka has been rejected by the Ukrainian side, a Gazprom representative told reporters.
Earlier, Gazprom observed that Russian gas intended for delivery to Moldovan consumers had settled in Ukraine, and planned to start reducing the gas supply for transit through Ukraine in the volume of daily short supply starting November 28 if the transit imbalance persisted.
The transit line through Ukraine remains the only route to supply Russian gas to western and central European countries. Pumping through the Nord Stream has been suspended. Gas deliveries via TurkStream and Blue Stream are intended for Turkey and the countries of Southern and Southeastern Europe.