Gazprom's spokesman Serhii Kupriianov said that the company could completely stop gas supplies to the country if Chisinau did not pay off the debt and sign a new contract from December 1, Deutsche Welle reports.
Moldova's debt for the supplied gas is $433 million and taking into account the delay in payments, the total amount of debt increases to $709 million.
“At the same time, the representatives of Moldova, for some reason, do not want to recognize the accumulated amount of debt. The representatives of Moldova also do not like the price of gas, although the pricing here is clear and transparent,” he said.
Gazprom is ready to extend the contract for gas supplies to this country upon the full repayment of the debt.
“Despite the accumulated debts, the Moldovan side is asking to extend the contract for the supply of gas for October and November this year. Gazprom meets halfway here too, has signed a contract for October and is ready to extend the contract for November if the Moldovan side pays in full for the supplies for September and October this year,” he says.
As reported, Moldova continues negotiations with Russia on the price of gas, and a state of emergency has also been introduced in the country.