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Commission for Emergencies to meet today

12:20 | 19.01.2022 Category: Social

Chisinau, January 19 / MOLDPRES /- The Commission for Emergencies will meet this afternoon, after yesterday Moldovagaz received an official letter from Gazprom announcing that the delivery of gas could be stopped in case of non-payment of the advance for January. The announcement was made today in a briefing by Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliță.

On January 18, the Russian concern Gazprom sent an official letter to Moldovagaz expressing its intention to stop the gas supplies to the Republic of Moldova if the consumption and the advance will not be paid by January 20.

"We are aware that there is a risk of running out of gas. To date, Moldovagaz has not found solutions to pay. The government considers that there is a real risk, and at 13:00 the CSE will meet, and later the Executive. My position at the ESC will be to ask Parliament to establish a state of emergency. We remind you that the main concern of the Government is to help families and households during the cold period of the year ", said the Prime Minister.

During the same briefing, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spanu, Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development, mentioned that the Chisinau Executive has honored its obligations under the protocol signed with Gazprom in St. Petersburg. He added that Moldovagaz had already paid the full cost of consumption for December and had to pay a total advance of $ 63 million to Russian concern Gazprom, which it did not have.

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