Russia halts gas supply to Finland amid payments, NATO rows,

Russia’s Gazprom on Saturday shut off gas exports to Finland, marking an escalation in tensions between the two countries following Helsinki’s bid to join the NATO defense alliance.

Nordic gas provider Gasum confirmed that Russia had halted supplies to neighboring Finland and that the company would ”supply natural gas to its customers from other sources” over the coming months, including through the Balticconnector, a pipeline running between Finland and Estonia.

The move to cut off Finland from Russia’s gas resources is also seen as a response to Helsinki’s refusal to pay for Russian gas in rubles, as had been demanded by the Kremlin. Läs artikel