Russia stopped supplying electricity to Finland for wanting to join NATO

electricity exports from Russia toward Finland They were suspended from Friday to Saturday night, hours after the announcement in this regard made by the Russian energy supplier, a Finnish official in the sector told AFP.

The company responsible for importing Russian electricity into Finland, RAO Nordicwith 100% of its Russian capital, had announced on Friday that the supply was going to be suspended due to non-payments, at a time when Finland is preparing to present his candidacy for the NATO.

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Russia’s exports to Finland “are currently zero. This is the case from midnight (21H00 GMT), as announced “Timo Kaukonen, responsible for operations at Fingrid, the Finnish operator, told AFP.

The network works thanks to the imports of Swedenaccording to real-time reports from Fingrid, which announced on Friday that it could very well do without Russian electricity.

Finland imports 10% of its electricity needs from Russia.

RAO Nordic, based in Helsinki, is a subsidiary of the Russian company InterRAO. On Friday, he justified his decision by the non-payment of the electricity supplied to Finland from May 6.

No details were given on whether these payment problems are related to European sanctions against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine.

The announcement of the end of electricity supply to Finland coincides with an increase in tension between the two countries due to the will of the Nordic country to present its candidacy for the NATO in the days to come, probably Sunday.

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