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Gazprom accused Ukraine of bringing gas to Moldova – DW – 11/22/2022

Gazprom accused Ukraine of extracting gas from the gas monitoring station (GIS) Sudzha destined for Moldova and threatened to cut off the fuel supply. This is in it message Russian company, published on Tuesday, November 22.

“Gazprom” claims that it arranges the settlement in Ukraine of Russian gas intended for supply to Moldovan consumers under a contract with the company “moldovagaz“. “The volume of gas supplied by Gazprom to the Sudzha GIS for transit to Moldova through the territory of Ukraine exceeds the physical volume sent at the border of Ukraine with Moldova,” the Russian company claims. According to Gazprom, “the total accumulated volume which settles on the territory of Ukraine” is 52.52 million cubic meters of gas.

In the event that the transit imbalance through Ukraine continues for Moldovan consumers, from November 28, Gazprom threatened to start reducing gas supply to the Sudzha GIS for transit through Ukraine in the amount of a daily shortfall. Officially Kiev and Chisinau have not yet commented on this information.

Gas disputes between Russia and Moldova

European countries from the beginning wars regularly accuse Russia of using gas resources for blackmail. The Russian side denies the allegations and explains the cuts in supplies for technical reasons.

Since October 1, Gazprom has reduced the daily amount of gas supplied to Moldova by 30 percent, explaining the decline in supplies due to technical difficulties related to restrictions on gas transit through Ukraine. The president of the republic, Maia Sandu, said stocks had been reduced without any reason.

Gazprom also indicated that in 2022, Moldovagaz regularly violated the terms of the contract on the payment term for the gas supplied, and also repeatedly requested a change of contractual obligations in terms of delivery volumes. In this regard, the Russian monopolist declared itself to reserve the right complete cessation of supply.

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org