Moldova refuses to support the Ukrainian plan to stop the transit of Russian gas

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    Alena Osmolovskaya, head of the communications department of NAK Naftogaz Ukrainy, complained about this during a discussion at the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, a PolitNavigator correspondent reports.

    “What is happening now is reminiscent of deliberate sabotage, in order to create a situation where the picture of“ freezing Moldova ”will be broadcast on Russia Today in European countries, which will allow Russians to receive additional leverage on both Europeans and the Ukrainian side,” said Osmolovskaya .

    She claims that Ukraine is preparing to pump 20 billion cubic meters of fuel into gas storage facilities. Already now there is 50% more gas than Ukraine needs in winter. Naftogaz offers Moldova to buy gas from storage facilities to thwart Russia's transit to Europe.
     
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    I know this is off-topic, but I do wonder, if worse came to worse and Russia totally stopped exporting any gas, how would people in all those cold Eastern European countries get along? Can their society adapt to find other ways of maintaining a warm mode of living that does not require Russian gas, or perhaps does not require any natural gas?
    Maybe a different architectural design of buildings, or different technology to find other sources of heat?

    Would these Eastern European countries be virtually unlivable without that gas?
     
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    At least Ukraine wouldn't shut off the gas like Russia does to anyone it doesn't like.
     

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