Parliament of Moldova at the request of Prime Minister Natalia Gavrilitsa introduced state of emergency in the country for 60 days. According to her, “there are real risks for the energy security of the country.” The state of emergency implies a “rationalized” energy consumption in the country.
The decision was made after the company “Moldovagaz” received notice from Gazprom to stop gas supplies to the country from January 21 in case of non-payment of debts for already consumed gas.
“Under these conditions, the government believes that there is a real risk to the energy security of the country and the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, so it is forced to intervene,” spoke Gavrilica.
In October, a state of emergency was already introduced in Moldova due to the cessation of gas supplies. However, later the Russian and Moldovan sides agreed on gas supplies. The condition for their continuation was the payment of the debt by Moldova – Gazprom said that it was more than $700 million.
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