Iltalehti: Finnish Cabinet expects Russia to cut gas supply to the country on 13 May

The newspaper reported that the Finnish government expects Russia to stop gas supply to the country from 13 May. illegitimate.

Russia may cut gas supplies on Friday. Key politicians have been warned of Russian retaliatory actions linked to Finland’s desire to join NATO.

The publication states that the Cabinet has yet to officially comment on such information. The government had previously assumed that gas supplies could be stopped on May 23, because before then the country must decide whether to pay for energy imports in rubles.

Earlier it was known that Estonia and Finland. signed an agreement on security in the field of supply of natural gas.

Moreover reportedFinland began preparations to cut off gas supplies from the Russian Federation. By May 20, the state company Gasum must declare whether it accepts the condition of paying the Russian gas supply in rubles.

Charles Michel, previously President of the European Council named Finland’s accession to NATO is a historic step. He said Finnish President Sauli Niinist√∂ and Prime Minister Sanna Marin had “paved the way” for their countries to join the alliance.

Niinist√∂ and Marin explained that the country should apply immediately to join NATO. The Finnish Prime Minister said on the eve that the decision on Finland’s entry into NATO would be made within a week. He stressed that the country cannot remain “defenseless against Russia”.

Source: Gazeta


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