Peskov on Gazprom’s demand for Moldova to pay for gas: the debt cannot constantly grow

There is no political background in Russia’s demands to Moldova to pay off debts for gas, Dmitry Peskov, press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, said. So he responded to the statement of the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, who called Moscow’s demand to fully pay off all debts since 1994 politically motivated. According to Ms. Sandu, this is due to her country’s intention to join the European Union. “There is no political background here. If the goods are delivered, they must be paid for, some reasonable concessions may take place, but the debt cannot constantly increase. This does not fit into any economic concepts and regimes,” Mr. Peskov told reporters. In an interview with TVR Moldova, Mai Sandu said that the republic’s gas debts had been accumulating since 1994. “All this time they didn’t demand compensation, and now they are asking us, and even at a time when gas prices have risen so much … There is a political approach,” she said (translated by TASS). Maia Sandu added that Moldova cannot yet refuse Russian gas due to low … .

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