Electricity supplies to Finland from Russia suspended


For many decades after the Second World War, sparsely populated Finland lived well due to its neighborhood, first with the USSR and then with the Russian Federation, taking advantage of its geographical position and geopolitical situation. Shipbuilding, electronics, woodworking, energy and other sectors of this Scandinavian country flourished, making it one of the richest and most highly developed in Europe.


However, the Finns have recently behaved not quite correctly. At the household level and in the media, they often do not hide their Russophobia and territorial claims against Russia, which tolerates all this, since Helsinki does not translate the process into an official plane. Moscow only limited itself to concern when Finland began to re-equip its troops with NATO weapons and participate in the programs of this hostile bloc.

After the start of the Russian special operation on Ukrainian territory, the Finnish authorities stopped being shy and took off their mask. Helsinki joined the EU sanctions against Russia, and Finnish companies began to leave the Russian Federation and harm the Russian the economy. In Finland, they calculated that because of this, the projected growth of the country's GDP in 2022 will not be 3,5%, but only 1,8%.

On April 22, Finland started talking about the desire to reduce dependence on electricity from the Russian Federation, reducing imports by 1/3. Moreover, the fearless Finns were not even embarrassed by the possible rise in the price of electricity by 30%. On April 24, the Finns fulfilled their wish.

Moreover, the Finnish company Fennovoima Oy terminated an agreement with the Russian company RAOS Project (Finnish representative office of Rosatom) on the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP. It was planned to invest up to 7,5 billion euros in the construction of the energy facility, 5 billion of which was to be provided by the Russian side. The construction was going to start in 2023, and to be completed in 2029.

On May 12, the Finnish authorities renounced the neutral status of their country and applied to join NATO.

On May 13, RAO Nordic Oy, a subsidiary of the Russian energy company Inter RAO, announced on its website that it was suspending electricity supplies from Russia to Finland from May 14. It is clarified that the decision is due to difficulties in paying for supplies, expressing hope for the resumption of trade.

Finland's power grid operator Fingrid assured the public that the country's electricity supply would not be affected. The deficit will be compensated by imports from Sweden and an increase in domestic generation. At the end of January, Fingrid prepared several plans for the development of the national electricity market until 2035, and some of them speak of a complete rejection of supplies from the Russian Federation. Moscow and Helsinki signed an agreement on bilateral electricity supplies in 2014. But the Finns only imported electricity through the energy bridge across Vyborg.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 14 May 2022 10: 04
    +1
    Electricity is neo-colonial nonsense.
    But let's talk about something important
    Another result of the special operation - Finns all the same go to NATO, and their companies cease to cooperate in general ....
  2. akm8226 Offline akm8226
    akm8226 14 May 2022 11: 45
    +2
    Violet. History shows that everyone who imagines that he can do without Russia eventually dies. So it was with the Germans, so it was with the Swedes, so it will be with the Tribalts, so it will be with the Kakla. Finns are no exception. It is impossible to live next to a neighbor and not communicate. Who wants to check on personal experience - you are welcome.
  3. Sergey Obukhov Offline Sergey Obukhov
    Sergey Obukhov (Sergey Obukhoa) 14 May 2022 17: 14
    +4
    A man once turned to God:
    "Well, what kind of life?" he loudly protested.

    “I plow at work, like an ox.
    Well, what about the wife? Just dinner on my table

    And breakfast in the morning. And then all day
    She's lazy, she's too lazy to get dressed!

    “Where is justice, Lord, tell me?
    And you solve my problems!”

    “There is no problem,” God answered him.
    After all, there is nothing that I could not.

    I will change the sexes for you and your wife
    And, then, you already, figure it out yourself! ”

    "Yes! I agree! I'll take a rest!"
    "Let it be so!" God took a deep breath...

    And then it all started for the man:
    Cleaning, washing, then - sew on a sleeve,

    Wash the children, pour soup for them ...
    One put another on glue,

    Then - at school with a deuce of a son, figure it out,
    That - to the store ... Like a squirrel - up and down,

    Help the children to do the lessons,
    Clean the dishes from the kitchen all night ...

    The man did not endure that carousel for long,
    Just a week and the man - wilted.

    Again he begged: "God, help me!
    I did not know that the life of a man is a paradise!

    Bring back, because I'm a woman - temporarily, "
    But, God answered: "Too late! You are pregnant!"

    It's about Finns
  4. Spasatel Offline Spasatel
    Spasatel 14 May 2022 20: 19
    +4
    ... they often do not hide their Russophobia and territorial claims against Russia, which tolerates all this, since Helsinki does not translate the process into an official plane

    Yes, it is not Russia that tolerates, but those people who are in power in Russia, and these are completely different concepts! They make money on this, including on the damn gas, which the Finns also need to cut off, and urgently, right tomorrow! Close all border crossings to hell, so that a fly does not fly by, let alone some kind of truck. Almost every year I have been to Fink, seen enough of these "Europeans", they talk through their teeth, and then spit in the back. We will survive without their stores, no stranger. But so that this fell in Russia was not!
    Moreover, let Putin personally break with a sledgehammer the memorial plaque to Mannerheim, which his six Ivanov installed on Zakharyevskaya Street in Putinburg, which was nevertheless dismantled at the request of Leningraders, but which was taken away and hung in Tsarskoe Selo, now the city of Pushkin.
    But it’s really interesting how long Russia is able to endure all this?
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 14 May 2022 21: 37
      0
      Unfortunately long...
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 14 May 2022 23: 33
    +3
    That is what is suspended.
    Finland is solvent, but the money does not smell.
    Deliveries will not only be restored, but also increased if asked.
  6. guest Offline guest
    guest 15 May 2022 00: 02
    +1
    If Finland follows through on its threat to join NATO, then they must be turned off completely.