The Chechen authorities explained the “region-specific” write-off debts for gas
Minister for national policy, external relations, press and information of Chechnya Dzhambulat Umarov gave an interview to radio station “Moscow Says”. Speaking of write-offs of debts for gas, Mr. Umarov said that Chechnya is “a region with its own history, with its characteristics”. According to him, it is not necessary to talk about more rights for the region. “The Chechen Republic very carefully pay its debts. And pay the debts,” he said.
The Minister said that before the end of hostilities in Chechnya, the region did not pay for gas. “The Chechen Republic in this case, during the time that the debt, which was formed during hostilities, should not pay. And I think that is absolutely right,” he said, adding that the Chechen people and the Republic “not my fault that some global power decided to choose in order to destroy Russia”.
“The Chechen people have nothing to do with it. The Chechen people is irrelevant to the backroom games of the Kremlin and their counterparts in the Chechen Republic in the early nineties,” said Dzhambulat Umarov.
We will remind, the Prosecutor’s office of Chechnya through the court ordered the gas company to abandon claims to the population of 9 billion rubles, accumulated by November 2015. In other regions propose to follow the example, referring to the rise of “social tensions” because of these debts. Later, the company “Gazprom Mezhregiongaz terrible” (enters into group “Gazprom Mezhregiongaz”) filed an appeal against the Prosecutor’s decision.
According to “Gazprom Mezhregiongaz”, the total amount of overdue debt of all categories of consumers for gas on the territory of the Republic on the December 2018 amounted to 16.2 billion rubles, including of the population of 13.2 billion rubles.
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