The state of emergency, declared after the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, has been extended by 60 days in the neighbouring Republic of Moldova. According to the Foreign Minister in Chisinau, Ana Revenco, the third extension of the state of emergency has been prompted by the persistent risks and threats to national security, and the supply of energy resources for the winter season. In her turn, PM Natalia Gavrilita has explained that for almost a year her government has had to operate in an unprecedented context, and has criticised Gazprom for not meeting its contractual obligations, given the 30% decrease in its gas deliveries to Moldova. Gazprom had previously threatened Chisinau with the suspension of gas deliveries and annulment of the contract if due payments are not made by October 20.