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After Finland Announces Desire To Join NATO, Russian Electricity Supplier Cuts Supply…

Edited by: Aashish Vashistha

In Picture: PM of Finland “Sanna Marin” with Russian president “Vladimir Putin”

14 May 2022, (New Delhi) : Finland on Saturday felt the heat for expressing its desire to join NATO, as RAO Nordic, a subsidiary of Russian state energy holding Inter RAO said that they will suspend electricity supplies to Finland this weekend.Both sides, however, did not explicitly accept that the Finnish bid for joining NATO was behind the suspension.The move came after Inter RAO said that it has not received payment for electricity sold in May.However, the move comes shortly after the Russian foreign ministry said that there may be ‘military-technical and other’ reciprocal steps to Finland’s NATO bid.

Russian president Vladimir Putin, who despite building a Russian economy which could stave off the effects of sanctions, is facing the crunch due to Russia’s economic isolation.Putin earlier this week warned Western nations that the sanctions will end up hurting them more than they are supposed to hurt Moscow.Russia earlier cut supplies of gas to Bulgaria and Poland saying that both nations declined to pay in rubles.

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