FAST FIVE: Biden Encourages Finland & Sweden's Move Into NATO As Russia Cuts Electricity Supply Overnight

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Biden Encourages Finland & Sweden's Move Into NATO As Russia Cuts Electricity Supply Overnight In a Friday phone call President Joe Biden expressed his direct support to the leaders of Finland and Sweden in their bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

AFP via Getty Images “They reiterated their shared commitment to continued coordination in support of Ukraine and the Ukrainian people affected by the war,” the White House stated.

Finland shares an 810-mile border with Russia.

local time, Finnish grid operator Fingrid said, according to the report.  #UPDATE Russia suspended electricity supplies to Finland overnight after its energy firm RAO Nordic threatened to cut off supplies over payment arrears, an official for Finland's grid operator told @AFP The border crossing between Finland and Russia in Nuijamaa pic.twitter.com/4PoYl1yl3N – AFP News Agency (@AFP) May 14, 2022 Given Finland relies on Russia for 10% of its electricity supply, the stoppage is not expected to have significant effect – also as nuclear power accounts for over 35% of Finland's electricity needs among five operating nuclear reactors.

The Finnish electricity network operator said it has contingency plans in place: “We're prepared for this and it won't be difficult.

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