The European Commission has prepared a new aid package for Moldova to cope with the energy crisis in winter.
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stated this in Chisinau at a press conference with the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, "European Truth" writes.
"Moldova is facing a huge energy crisis related to the lack of gas and electricity supply. We are doing everything in our power to help overcome this crisis," said Sandu.
An additional aid package provides 200 million euros for gas supply needs. Of these, 100 million euros will be provided in the form of grants and another 100 million in the form of loans. Funds will be available from January 2023.
Moldova also receives another 50 million euros for budget support. "These funds will help the most vulnerable sections of the population. Moldova is part of our European family, and the family should be together in difficult times. That's why I'm here today," von der Leyen said.
We will remind you that for the first time, Moldova imported gas according to the reverse scheme - from west to east through the Ukrainian reverse scheme.
As reported, the Moldovan state company Energocom also purchased 8.04 GWh of electricity on the stock exchange in Romania on November 3, which is 65% of the amount of consumption required by Moldova.
We will remind you that at the beginning of autumn 2022, the Kremlin began to feel the strength of the Moldovan energy system. In October, he reduced gas supply by 30% of the contracted volume. And in fact, since November 1, gas has been cut in half. Such cuts meant that Moldova also lost its main source of electricity.
In addition, due to Russia's shelling of Ukrainian infrastructure, Moldova no longer has the opportunity to buy electricity from Ukraine.