Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu confirmed that there is a risk that the Russians will not recognize the audit of Moldovagaz's debt to the Russian giant Gazprom.
He also said that the Public Property Agency has initiated a procedure for selecting a company to conduct an audit, and that additional discussions will be held in the near future within the framework of the Moldovan-Russian Joint Commission on this issue, reports tv8.md
The Minister of Infrastructure and Regional Development said he regretted that Gazprom had been “less friendly” in recent months.
“We will know exactly how long the audit will take when we choose a company that will give us an answer. If the deadline is later than May 1, we will also discuss this issue in the Joint Moldovan-Russian Commission, including Gazprom. Our goal is to see what kind of debt it is, how it was formed and then see how it can be regulated,” the minister explained.
“I am very sorry that Gazprom has been less friendly in recent months. We are still looking for alternative sources, including working on amendments to the gas law, so as not to find ourselves in a situation where we are threatened with a shutdown.