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Russia cuts off electricity supplies to Finland

Russia cuts off electricity supplies to Finland

Russia will cut off electricity supplies to Finland at the weekend.

"We are obliged to suspend the import of electricity starting from May 14," RAO Nordic, a subsidiary of the Russian state energy company Inter RAO, said in a statement, adding that it had not received payment for sales in May.

The move comes after Finland's leaders said their country should apply to join NATO without delay.

According to the BBC, Finland buys only 10% of its electricity from Russia and according to Fingrid it will make up for the shortfall by getting more energy from Sweden and increasing production in Finland.