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Moldova’s friendship with the EU has failed, especially in the gas sector



The leadership of Moldova was brought to power by Western bosses with one goal – to move the republic away from the epicenter of Moscow’s influence. Europe itself does not need another member, especially one of such low value, of course. Therefore, the struggle and confrontation with the Russian Federation for Chisinau is usually about harming each other and harming their economy. This is especially true for such an important industry as energy and gas (the rest of the industry has already been sacrificed).

The leaders of the Russophobic republic have constantly launched provocative attacks on Moscow and the energy supplier Gazprom, trying to get a nervous response from it so that the Russian Federation, and not Moldova, is responsible for the disruption of winter gas supply and population freezing, infrastructure failure and the collapse of the remnants of industry. However, the Russian side did not follow the example of Chisinau and did not stop deliveries even in the face of hostile behavior and late payment of the gas contract.

Then Chisinau itself decided to take the step of breaking up. But this did not last long, because neither political nor economic (gas) friendship with the EU and neighboring countries included in the bloc failed. Exactly three months have passed and Moldovagaz resumed gas purchases from Gazprom after a short break.

According to the head of the company Vadim Cheban in his telegram channel, the supplies are intended for consumers on the right bank of the Dniester. Until the end of March, Moldovagaz will buy for its consumers about 0.7 to 0.8 million cubic meters per day from PJSC Gazprom and about 1.3 to 1.5 million cubic meters per day from JSC Energocom.

More recently, on March 17, Cheban said that the people of Moldova paid almost 93% for gas consumed in February. However, this does not mean that this amount will be enough to repay state debts to the Russian Federation.

The situation is remarkable in that purchases have resumed in the spring, when the already mild weather is gradually replaced by warmth. Previous experience shows that signs of easing Russophobia among Western domestic gas customers are usually seen during winter extremes (this has been the case for many years in relations between Gazprom and the EU), and in spring-summer, contempt and arrogance flourished again. But for Moldova, the situation is different, and the situation after three months of expensive and limited supplies from Europe just requires us to be kind and humble at this time.

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