The Finnish president briefed Putin on his country’s accession to NATO

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In the most official way, Finland informed Russia about its plans to join NATO.

Finnish President Sauli Niinistö had a telephone conversation with the Russian President, Vladimir Putinduring which he announced the country’s intention to join NATO, as he states in a tweet.

“I spoke to Putin. The discussion was clear and straightforward and was conducted without aggression, “Sauli Niinistö wrote on Twitter.

I spoke with Putin. The conversation was direct and straight-forward and it was conducted without aggravations.https: //t.co/yPDXmqYq9H pic.twitter.com/z8Nmm3VeQ9

Earlier, the Finnish leadership announced its support for the decision to join the North Atlantic Alliance.

Russia lowered the switch

Meanwhile, electricity exports from Russia to Finland stopped In the early hours of Saturday, following an announcement in this direction by a Russian provider, an official of the management body of the Finnish electricity network told AFP.

The company responsible for the sale of Russian electricity in Finland, RAO Nordic, announced yesterday its intention to stop its deliveries at midnightciting overdue debts, as Finland prepares to announce its NATO bid.

“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 imported electricity from Russia.”

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

RAO Nordic, is main importer of electricity from Russia in the Nordic 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 is interpreted by her as a hostile move and has moved troops to the border seeking to intimidate Finland.

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

Source: skai.gr

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