Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Infrastructure and & nbsp; Regional Development of Moldova Andrei Spinu, who participated in & nbsp; Gazprom ' on the & nbsp; gas supplies, there was no & nbsp; authority to sign a protocol on the & nbsp; settlement of issues, the Prime Minister of Moldova Natalya Gavrilitsa said on the & nbsp; air of the TV8 channel, she was & nbsp; quoted by RIA Novosti.
“ The & nbsp; Deputy Prime Minister did not & nbsp; have the authority to sign such protocols, the government didn & nbsp; make such a decision, there is no such decree of the Cabinet of Ministers. There was no formal authority for & nbsp; signing this protocol & nbsp; & nbsp; & mdash; she said.
At the same time, Gavrilitsa noted that the document does not lose its force because of this.
“ For & nbsp; this type of documents & nbsp; & mdash; negotiation protocol & nbsp; & mdash; there is no regulation, this is not & nbsp; government agreement, therefore, and & nbsp; not & nbsp; was granted special powers & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; she explained.
Moldova and & nbsp; & laquo; Gazprom & raquo; agreed on & nbsp; extension of the contract for & nbsp; gas supply for & nbsp; five years at & nbsp; end of October. Then & nbsp; same, according to & nbsp; the results of negotiations of the head of Gazprom Alexey Miller, Minister Andrei Spinu and & nbsp; Chairman of the Board of Moldovagaz Vadim Cheban, a protocol was signed on & nbsp; settlement of current issues in the & nbsp; gas sector.
The & nbsp; protocol, in & nbsp; in particular, said that & nbsp; “ Moldovagaz '' will pay to Gazprom debt in & nbsp; for five years. The parties must sign an agreement on this by & nbsp; 1 & nbsp; May 2022. However, before & nbsp; this Moldova will conduct an independent audit of its debt. Until & nbsp; the moment of signing the agreement, the & nbsp; Moldovan company cannot be sanctioned and & nbsp; it cannot & nbsp; be reorganized.
The debts of the Moldovan company were one of the & nbsp; two main stumbling blocks, due to & nbsp; of which the parties have been for a long time time did not & nbsp; could extend the agreement on & nbsp; supplies, which expired at & nbsp; the end of September. The second controversial issue was the price of gas.
While the issue was being resolved, Gazprom stated that & nbsp; would stop gas supplies, but Chisinau asked him not to & nbsp; do this. At & nbsp; at the end of November, Moldova repaid a debt to a & nbsp; Russian company for & nbsp; deliveries in & nbsp; October and & nbsp; in the first half of November.