Prime Minister Ion Chicu said all the aspects of the supply of natural gas to Moldova through alternative routes were agreed in Kiev. “The Ukrainian side assured us that it is ready to provide natural gas and electric power to us after January 1, if any of the supply schemes does not work,” the Premier stated in a meeting in the Government Building on December 13, IPN reports.
“I note that after yesterday’s discussion, we remain optimistic that Russia and Ukraine will reach an agreement about the transportation of gas and we will receive natural gas through the common route. What we discussed in Kiev yesterday are reserve scenarios, including the supply of gas in reverse flow regime. A number of contracts need to be signed. We are fully supported by Ukraine so that we could finish this process as soon as possible,” stated Premier Chicu.
“In an exceptional regime, the neighboring country is ready to offer us the necessary gas. I’m sure we will not need such a scenario, but I want to say again that our neighbor, Ukraine, is ready to provide this assistance.”
The contract for the transportation of Russia gas through Ukraine expires on December 31, 2019.