Moldovan opposition to hold new protests against rising electricity tariffs

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The opposition party “Shor” announced new protests in Moldova against the increase in electricity tariffs. This was stated by the head of the faction in the country’s parliament, Marina Tauber.

“We call on all citizens of Moldova who are dissatisfied with high tariffs for natural gas, electricity and heat to come to a peaceful rally in front of the parliament building on Sunday, February 19, at 13:00 (14:00 Moscow time — “b”),” said Marina Tauber at a briefing (quote from TASS).

In 2022, party representatives regularly held anti-government actions, they went almost every Sunday from mid-September. The protesters demanded the resignation of Moldovan President Maia Sandu and early elections. The Moldovan government wanted to ban the party. In February, Sandu accused Shor of attempting sabotage against the constitutional order of Moldova.

Since 2021, an energy crisis has continued in Moldova, which has been exacerbated by Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. Moldova’s debt for Russian gas is estimated at $709 million, and the debt is being audited. Since August, the purchase price of natural gas for Moldova has increased by almost 50%, from $980 to $1458.5 per 1 cubic meter. m. In December, Moldova stopped gas supplies from Russia, these volumes will be delivered to Transnistria. The country claimed to have achieved independence from Russian gas.

About the situation in the country – in the material “Kommersant” “All power to the adviser!”.

Olesya Pavlenko

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