As part of the "emergency assistance", Ukraine will supply about 15 million cubic meters of gas to Moldova free of charge. This was announced by the Chairman of Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy, Housing, and Utilities Services Andriy Herus on his Telegram page.
"Moldova has asked Ukraine to provide about 15 million cubic meters of gas," he wrote.
According to Herus, the volume requested by the Moldovan side is 0.08% of the gas reserves in Ukrainian storage acilities, amounting to 18.4 billion cubic meters, but for Moldova this is a critical volume in the coming days - for the period before the signing of a new gas contract with Gazprom.
"Such actions are a certain form of "emergency assistance", the correct practice of good-neighborly relations," he added.
At the same time, he explained that the only thing that Ukraine wants in return is for Moldova to return this gas by the end of winter.
As we reported, the Moldovan government has declared a state of emergency in the energy sector due to a gas shortage that arose after the expiration of a gas contract with Gazprom, which has not yet been extended.
Authorities are considering alternatives to importing natural gas using interconnections with Ukraine and Romania.
Earlier, it was stated that Naftogaz of Ukraine has the opportunity to import gas from various European countries and calculates the option of importing from Romania.