The Energy Community, co-chaired by the European Commission, has confirmed it will continue to support Moldova despite the threat by Russia’s Gazprom to cut off the country from Russian gas supplies.
The Secretariat also refuted the “unsubstantiated” claims by Gazprom that a third party – Ukraine – is decreasing the actual quantities needed for Moldova. “All these claims are false as Ukraine’s gas transmission system operator is performing its transit obligations for months in spite of the war conditions. It is another example of the unreliability of the Russian supplier and the use of gas supplies as blackmail,” says a press release by the Energy Community.
Secretariat Director Artur Lorkowski praised Moldova’s efforts to purchase non-Russian supplies of gas and store it in neighbouring countries. “The Energy Rescue Scheme set up by the Secretariat is ready to channel donors’ financial assistance for Moldova to face the harsh winter ahead,” says Lorkowski.
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