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The mayor of Chisinau urged residents to stock up on water.

The mayor of Chisinau urged residents to stock up on water.

The mayor of Chisinau, Ion Ceban, urged residents of the Moldovan capital to stock up on water, since water supply in the city may be suspended due to debts for electricity from the Ape-Canal enterprise.

At the end of November, Cheban warned that the capital of Moldova could be left without water because of the debts of the Ape-kanal enterprise for electricity. The situation was resolved, the company was supposed to pay off debts in installments, but on January 26, the mayor said that the company was again threatened with a power outage.

“Stock up on water! We were instructed to turn off the electricity to Ape-Channel. At this time, the central block of Ape-Channel, where the control panel is located, was cut off from electricity,” Cheban wrote on Facebook.

Moldova has a state of emergency, declared, among other things, due to the energy crisis amid problems with a shortage of gas and a sharp rise in the price of energy resources. In December, Chisinau returned to purchasing electricity from the Moldavskaya GRES (located in the unrecognized Transnistria) owned by the Russian company Inter RAO. Chisinau gives Tiraspol all the gas received from the Russian Federation in exchange for electricity, while it uses the reserves itself.

Moldovan Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said earlier that the authorities had chosen the most beneficial option for citizens, which had already led to a reduction in electricity tariffs by 23%.