The Finnish company said that the Russian giant had announced a halt to gas supplies. Gas imports through the Imatra entry point have been stopped, Gasgrid Finland said in a statement on Saturday.
As of the day ahead of the upcoming summer season, Gasum will be channeling its customers from other sources through the Balticconnector pipeline, Gasum said. Balticconnector is a two-way pipeline that connects the Estonian and Finnish gas pipelines.
At the end of April, Gazprom stopped gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria. The move justified the first time that the country refused to pay for supplies of Russian gas in rubles. Moscow has begun to demand payments in the world after the invasion of Ukraine, after the landslide imposed sanctions on Russia.
Most of the gas used in Finland comes from Russia, but gas is only about five percent of the country’s energy consumption.
The Finnish government also approved the country’s accession to the North Atlantic Alliance on Wednesday. She thus made the sweat that Russia, on the 24th of Norway, had militarily attacked Ukraine, which is not just a member of NATO.
Moscow has warned two that if Finland decides to join NATO, it will take retaliatory steps. Finland is a neutral country with Russia more than 1,300 kilometers long borders