OREANDA-NEWS The Russian concern Gazprom refused to change the terms of the contract with Moldova for the supply of gas and warned about the termination of supplies in case of non-payment. Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spynu called such actions "unfriendly".

"These actions look unjustified and, if you want, unfriendly," the politician said.

The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov earlier stressed that Gazprom cannot give away goods for free. He recalled the contractual obligations. "Gazprom should sell the goods and receive money for it. It cannot give the goods away for free," the Kremlin representative said.

In the conditions of the energy crisis, Moldova introduced an emergency regime for a period of 60 days.

On January 25, Oleg Reidman, a deputy from the Bloc of Communists and Socialists, released a statement by the deputies of the Moldovan parliament. It says that the government of the country in 2021, during the signing of a contract with Gazprom for the supply of gas to Moldova, did not take the necessary actions to prevent an energy crisis in the country.

Russia and Moldova have signed a five-year gas supply contract. According to the agreement, the republic is obliged to pay for raw materials for the previous month by the 20th of each month and make an advance payment for the current one. The Moldovagaz company violated contractual obligations by not paying in full in a timely manner, after which it appealed to Gazprom with a request to grant a delay.