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Gasum, After Finland requested to join NATO, Russia cut off all energy supplies to the country.

 

Gasum, Russia blocks ALL energy going to Finland after country applied to join Nato
Gasum, Russia blocks ALL energy going to Finland after country applied to join Nato

According to the Finnish state-owned energy firm on Friday, Russia will cut off natural gas supplies to Finland if the Nordic country refuses to pay in rubles.The stoppage, which came the same week Finland asked for NATO membership, is the latest escalation in Europe's energy crisis amid the conflict in Ukraine.


The Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had 'totally ceased gas delivery' because it had not received ruble payments from Finland's state-owned energy business Gasum 'before the end of the working day on May 20.' 


It comes after Russia shut off the Nordic country's power supply earlier this month, while other European nations that refused to pay in rubles, like Bulgaria and Poland, had their gas supplies turned off in April.


Finland is not unduly reliant on Russian gas or power, but it is not surprising that the decision to cut the nation off occurred just four days after Helsinki signed its application to join NATO following decades of cautious neutrality toward Russia.


It comes as Foreign Secretary Liz Truss urged last night that Moldova be equipped with NATO-standard weaponry in case Putin decides to expand his conflict.

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