According to a representative for the Finnish power grid, Russia has turned off its electricity supply to Finland as a result of the threat. Due to missed payments, RAO Nordic, the Russian state-owned power company in charge of supplying electricity to Scandinavian countries, said it would cut off Finland’s electricity at 1 a.m. today.
FinGrid spokesperson Reima Paivinen stated: “At 01.00 Finnish time today, RAO Nordic halted imports. The power system is functioning normally, and Finland is not in danger of running out of electricity.”
Meanwhile, Russia began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24th. According to local sources and British intelligence, Ukrainians have also resisted numerous efforts by Russians to cross a strategically significant river in the Donbas, inflicting terrible losses in the process. The evacuation of the badly wounded and doctors from Mariupol and the city’s Azovstal steel mill is under process, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. However, due to rising tensions over Helsinki’s bid to join NATO, Russia will cut off electricity supplies to Finland at 1 a.m. on Saturday, according to the supplier, RAO Nordic. In his first public comments on the likelihood of peace talks in weeks, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko renewed an offer to hold direct discussions with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.