CHISINAU, October 17. /TASS/. The head of the Moldovan-Russian Business Union, former President of Moldova Igor Dodon accused Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Spina and the government of the republic of provoking Gazprom to terminate the gas supply contract.
"I'm afraid that with Spinu and his team we will stay without gas. They are provoking Gazprom to terminate the contract," Dodon told reporters on Monday.
According to him, without Russian gas, the republic will face an acute shortage of electricity, 70% of which is generated by the Moldavskaya regional power station in the unrecognized Transnistria. Deliveries from Romania will not be able to cover the needs of the country.
Since last October, Moldova has been experiencing an energy crisis. Back the republic delayed the negotiations under a new contract with Gazprom and faced the threat of cutting off gas supplies. Moldova delayed payments to Gazprom several times and received warnings from the Russian holding. In such a situation, government intervention and the introduction of a state of emergency in the country were required. Earlier, Gazprom also warned that it has the right to terminate the contract for gas supplies to Moldova at any time due to a gross violation of the deadlines for concluding an agreement to settle the historical debt of Moldovagaz.