Russia stopped supplying electricity to Finland

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Exports to the Scandinavian country were suspended from Friday to Saturday night, hours after the Kremlin’s energy supplier’s statement.

EPA/PATRICK PLEUL
EPA/PATRICK PLEUL

Russia’s electricity exports to Finland suspended from Friday to Saturday night Hours after the Russian energy supplier explained the issue, AFP A Finn in charge of the industry.

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The company responsible for importing Russian electricity into Finland, RAO Scandinavian Russia announced on Friday that it would suspend supply with 100% of its capital. At a time when Finland is preparing to submit its NATO candidacy .

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Russian exports to Finland They are currently equal to zero. This is effective from midnight (21H00 GMT) as described. said AFP Timo Kaukonen Responsible for the operations of Finnish operator Fingrid.

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The network works thanks to imports from Sweden, based on real-time information from Fingrid announced last Friday that he could do perfectly without Russian electricity.

Finland imports 10% of the electricity it needs from Russia.

File image of Finnish flag waving in Helsinki, Finland.  May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File
File image of Finnish flag waving in Helsinki, Finland. May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File

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

Details on whether these payment issues are related to European sanctions against Russia since the invasion of Ukraine were not provided.

Announcement of the end of electricity supply to Finland, a Tensions between the two countries increased due to the Scandinavian country’s will to submit its candidacy to NATO. In the coming days, probably Sunday.

In this context, the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden highlighted NATO’s ‘open door’ policy this Friday, as well as the right to decide on the hypothetical entry of Finland and Sweden into the Alliance. thus breaking its historical neutrality and placing it in so-called dangers from Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the special US-ASEAN summit held at the US State Department on May 13, 2022, in Washington, USA.  REUTERS/Leah Millis
US President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the special US-ASEAN summit held at the US State Department on May 13, 2022, in Washington, USA. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Biden spoke by phone with his Finnish counterpart, Sauli Niinisto, this Friday. ; and with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson According to a memo submitted by the White House press services, “to analyze the close cooperation in the field of defense and security” pursued by their respective countries.

In the meeting, the efforts of the three countries to “strengthen transatlantic security”, as well as “close engagement on various global issues based on common values ​​and interests (…).

The main reason for these calls is Washington’s interest in reaffirming NATO’s ‘open door’ policy and the right of Finland and Sweden to decide their own futures on foreign policy and security issues.

In this sense, the three of them repeated their words. A commitment to continuous coordination to support Ukraine and its citizens It has been affected by almost three months of warfare since Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24 that the first of the tanks had crossed the border.

On Thursday, the White House expressed the same sentiment through its spokesperson, Jen Psaki. US to support request from Finland and Sweden to join NATO . “We will respect whatever decision they make,” Psaki said.

(with information from AFP, EFE and Europa Press)

Source: Info Bae

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