Russia suspended energy exports to Finland, confirmed the Finnish operator Fingrid à CNN This Saturday (14).
The senior vice-president of Fingrid’s energy system operations, Reima Päivinen, said that the supply was effectively cut off at 12:00 CET on Saturday (07:00 Brasília time).
The increase is that the suspension has no impact on the market and that Finland “can cope” with the cut, since Russian electricity represents a small fraction of the country’s total consumption.
“We are also entering this summer and less electricity will be necessary”, says Päivinien, adding that he is “confident that there will be no big problems” next winter.
On the sixth fair, Fingrid said that Russia was suspending energy exports due to problems not receiving payments.
The Finnish government is planning to publish a second declaration on Sunday proposing that the country join NATO, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Pekka Haavisto, to report to the Quinta-Feira. On purpose, it would be placed in a parliamentary vote with a plenary session scheduled for the second Manhã fair.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia says that Finland’s possible accession to NATO marks a “radical change in the country’s foreign policy” and alerts for retaliatory countermeasures.
Finland shares a border of 830 miles with Russia, and its adaptation would mean that Russia would share a border with a country formally aligned with the USA.
“Russia will be forced to take retaliatory measures, both of a military-technical nature and of another nature, to stop the threats to its national security that arise out of this respect,” he affirmed.
At the end of April, Gazprom was told that it totally interrupted or provided to the Polish gas company PGNiG and to Bulgargaz da Bulgária depois that they refused to attend to a demand from Moscow to pay in rubles instead of euros or dollars.
Source: CNN Espanol