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Russia's Gazprom cuts off Finland from gas supply amid NATO application
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Russia has cut off Finland's natural gas after the Scandinavian country made clear its desire to join NATO and refusal to pay in Russian currency.
Finland's government-owned energy company announced Saturday that they will be losing access to Russian natural gas imports after the country refused to pay state conglomerate Gazprom for the energy in rubles. The rift in the energy supply chain is only the latest development in an ongoing feud between the two countries.
"Natural gas supplies to Finland under Gasum’s supply contract have been cut off," Finnish state company Gasum announced Saturday.
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The enterprise clarified that the change in supply would not directly affect operation, and customers would still have access to natural gas through other sources.