Parliament of Moldova approved the transfer of money to Gazprom

The Moldovan Parliament approved the transfer of $ 74 million to Gazprom to pay debts in the amount of $ 74 million. This was stated by the speaker of the parliament Igor Grosu, RIA Novosti reports.

The transfer of funds was approved by the deputies at a parliamentary meeting on November 25. According to Grosu, amendments to the law on the state budget for 2021 were adopted to make the payment. On the eve, on November 24, the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalia Gavrilitsa addressed the parliament. She asked the deputies to urgently approve the transfer of money to the Russian company.

On November 22, Gazprom announced that it had not received payments from Moldovagaz for October and November. The Russian company warned that the debt must be paid within 48 hours, otherwise gas supplies will be suspended. Moldovagaz did not find a commercial solution to pay the debt and asked for help from the government. However, the authorities could not allocate the money until the amendments were adopted.

Moldovagaz asked Gazprom for a delay to pay the debt and promised to transfer the money until November 26. The Russian company agreed to wait. At the same time, Gazprom expects that in the future Moldova will fulfill its obligations under the contract and pay on time. The Russian supplier also noted that the Moldovan side fully recognizes the legality of Gazprom's actions.



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