July 1, 2022

Russia ceases flow of natural gas to Finland after country submits NATO application

When Finland and Sweden announced earlier this month their formal intention to join the ranks of NATO, it was well known that Russia wouldn’t take kindly to such actions, especially in Finland’s case.

According to The Hill, the repercussions are already happening, as a shocking report emerged Friday indicating that Russia had already initiated punitive actions against Finland for its desire to join NATO by cutting off its natural gas supply to the Nordic country.

“Natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract have been cut off,” said a representative from Gasum, a Finnish energy company.

The company offered a solution to the inconvenience, writing, “Starting from today, during the upcoming summer season, Gasum will supply natural gas to its customers from other sources through the Balticconnector pipeline. Gasum’s gas filling stations in the gas network area will continue in normal operation.”

The move comes just one week after a Russian electricity provider cut electricity transmission to Finland, though it was a minority supplier at only 10% of Finland’s supply. Finnish energy officials said the country would be fine without it and simply import more electricity from neighboring Sweden.

Though Russia is trying to punish Finland for seeking NATO membership, which Russia takes as a direct threat, President Joe Biden backed the two Nordic countries last week on the world stage.

“The bottom line is simple, quite straightforward: Finland and Sweden make NATO stronger, not just because of their capacity but because they’re strong, strong democracies.  And a strong, united NATO is the foundation of America’s security,” the U.S. president said.

Hopefully, cutting off Finland’s energy is the only aggressive move Russia makes as a result of the latest developments. Only time will tell.

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Rand (@guest_1287695)
1 month ago

Why is this “SHOCKING TO THE WORLD”??? Stop the melodrama. Russia is the AGRESSOR , BULLY , and instigator. Full of CRIMINALS who don’t CARE about YOU.

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