“If Gazprom stops gas supplies, if the contract with Moldovagaz is terminated, then Transnistria will also be left without gas,” TASS quoted him as saying.

The Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister also stressed that the Moldovan authorities will never start direct gas supplies to Tiraspol.

Earlier it was reported that the Moldovan authorities plan to reduce gas consumption in the country in winter by at least 15% if Gazprom decides to reduce the volume of supplies.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu said that the people of the country should prepare for a difficult winter due to the situation in the energy sector.