Russian Operator Cuts Electrical Supply to Finland

Russian energy company, RAO Nordic has suspend deliveries of electricity to Finland on Saturday, citing problems with payments.

RAO Nordic claims it had not been paid for previous deliveries.

“This situation is exceptional and happened for the first time in over twenty years of our trading history,” RAO Nordic said in a statement, per the report.

Finland’s electrical grid operator said Russian electrical suppliers account for a fraction of Finland’s electricity and that it will be easily replaced from alternative suppliers.

Russia’s move comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin threatened to retaliate after Finland indicated it planned to join NATO/OTAN. Finland is expected to formally announce its plan to join the alliance on Sunday.

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