Russia cut off gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria amid tensions over the Ukraine war. This time the country is cutting off electricity supply to Finland.
The Russian power supply company Rao (RAO) Nordic has announced that it will cut off electricity supplies to the country from Saturday (May 14th). This information was given by the British media BBC.
The company claims that Finland has not paid the price for electricity previously supplied. This decision has been taken due to the complexity of payment. This is an exceptional situation, for the first time in more than twenty years of our trade history.
Meanwhile, Finland’s grid operator said Russia supplies a small portion of the country’s electricity, which will be supplied by alternative sources.
Finland plans to join the North Atlantic Security Alliance (NATO) after Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. Russia is angry at this. Russia on Thursday threatened to retaliate if Finland joined NATO. Russia shares a 1,300-kilometer (610-mile) border with Finland. On Sunday (May 15), Finland may formally announce its accession to NATO.
On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as separate independent states. These two Russian-speaking regions are collectively known as Donbass. Following the recognition of the independent state, Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine on February 24 to demilitarize the two regions. Because of this, different countries are going against Russia one after another. That is why Russia is also cutting off gas and electricity supplies to those countries.