Russia cuts off power to Finland tomorrow – info


Moscow says it will stop supplying Helsinki with electricity from tomorrow, citing “Payment issues”, at a time when diplomatic tensions between Moscow and Helsinki are rising following the emerging Scandinavian country’s accession to NATO.

Russia will suspend electricity supplies to Finland this weekend, said supplier RAO Nordic the manufacture.

“We are forced to suspend electricity imports from May 14,” said RAO Nordic, a subsidiary of Russia’s state-owned energy company Inter RAO. “RAO Nordic is not able to make payments for electricity imported from Russia.”

“This is a state of emergency that is happening for the first time in more than 20 years (…). We hope that the situation will improve soon and deliveries from Russia will resume,” he explained.

RAO Nordic is a major importer of electricity from Russia to the Scandinavian markets, and has been active in the European Union since 2002.

The threatening launch was Russia’s first reaction to the news that Finland and Sweden are preparing to abandon their neutrality and join NATO.

Moscow had long warned that such a move was interpreted by it as a hostile move and had moved troops to the border in an attempt to intimidate Finland.

In the midst of this “explosive” climate, possible “retaliation” and “responses” from Moscow may include the interruption of gas supplies to Finland.


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