Dodon: Russia ready to cut gas price for Moldova

Dodon: Russia ready to cut gas price for Moldova

Russia is ready to cut the price for its gas to Moldova, Moldovan President Igor Dodon said, adding he had discussed that matter with Russian President Vladimir Putin during recent talks in Moscow.

According to him, the Russian side is ready to revise the gas price for Chisinau, bearing in mind the fact that Moldova has been granted an observer status with the Eurasian Economic Union. "We discussed a possible 25-30% reduction of the price, a considerable sum for our consumers," the Moldovan leader told the NTV Moldova television channel.

At the same time, Dodon said he had discussed possible price reduction with CEO of Russia’s gas giant Gazprom, Alexei Miller.

The Moldovan president noted however the gas price matter would depend on the relations between the two countries after the upcoming parliamentary elections in Moldova in February 2019. "Much will depend on the results of the voting and on our foreign policy after that," TASS cited Dodon as saying.

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