Russia retaliates to Finland’s NATO transfer? Energy firm suspends power supply | World News

The provides are ‘zero since midnight,’ mentioned Timo Kaukonen, an official for RAO Nordic. The official cause cited is ‘payment arrears’.

Russia suspended electrical energy provides to Finland in a single day after its power firm RAO Nordic threatened to lower off provides over fee arrears, an official for Finland’s grid operator advised AFP on Saturday.

“It is at zero at the moment, and that started from midnight as planned,” Timo Kaukonen, supervisor for operational planning at Fingrid, mentioned.

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The provides “are zero since midnight,” Timo Kaukonen mentioned. RAO Nordic had Friday mentioned it could droop provides, citing issues with funds, as Helsinki prepares to announce its application for NATO membership within the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

RAO Nordic had Friday mentioned it could droop provides, citing issues with funds, as Helsinki prepares to announce its application for NATO membership within the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

But the shortfall was being made up by imports from Sweden. Finland imports about 10 % of its power from Russia.

Also Read | NATO to welcome Nordic nations Sweden, Finland as Ukraine fights off Russia

RAO Nordic says it has not been paid for electrical energy since May 6 however has not spelt out if this was linked to European sanctions towards Russia.

Moscow’s February 24 invasion has swung political and public opinion in Finland and Sweden in favour of NATO membership as a deterrent towards Russian aggression.

Both nations have lengthy cooperated with the Western army alliance and are anticipated to find a way to be part of it rapidly.

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has repeatedly mentioned they might be welcomed “with open arms”.





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