Tiraspol, November 21 / Novosti Pridnestrovya/ The PMR Supreme Council’s delegation held meetings in Moscow in the State Duma as well as the Federation Council committees. The situation in the energy sector of Pridnestrovie was discussed. We remind you that Moldova, breaching its commitments to contract with PJSC Gazprom, supplies Pridnestrovie with half of the agreed natural gas volume. This’s just enough to provide for the population, but austerity has been introduced in industrial processes. Until December 1, an emergency state is operating in the economy.
“We have been heard, and on several issues, the subject of Pridnestrovie will be discussed at a sufficiently high level. The situation is expected to be resolved either by increasing the gas supplies’ volume or by technical assistance to Pridnestrovie during the period until the gas issue is resolved,” Alexander Korshunov noted in an interview with the First Pridnestrovian TV channel.
The State Duma has prepared appeals to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
According to Alexander Korshunov, the State Duma parliamentarians share the position that in such a situation Pridnestrovie needs assistance, and, until the issue between PJSC Gazprom and the JSC Moldovagaz is resolved, the subject of providing technical assistance to Pridnestrovie is being considered. First of all, to ensure social obligations to citizens including pensions, benefits as well as public sector employees’ salaries.
At the same time, the PMR Supreme Council’s chairman noted that on their way back to the Chisinau airport, the Pridnestrovian parliamentary delegation was detained by the Moldovan authorities for two and a half hours.
“We spent two and a half hours at the airport. One hour without any movement at all. That is, everybody, the entire delegation, every delegation member was taken aside, it was just told to wait. For a full hour, no one even approached us. Half an hour an extensive inspection was conducted. They called it a second-level inspection. For the remaining hour, a man in civilian clothes who didn’t introduce himself, talked with us about life, as it was said by him.”
Meanwhile, according to the First Pridnestrovian TV channel, Moldova missed the deadlines and didn’t pay an advance to PJSC Gazprom for the next month, and now the key question is what the situation with natural gas will be in December.