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

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The call followed White House press secretary Jen Psaki's answering in the affirmative Thursday when asked whether Washington would formally support the two Scandinavian countries' membership bids.

The Kremlin was quick to threaten certain “military and technical measures” in response should its neighbor move into NATO.

Interestingly, Turkey has so far been the only major NATO power to voice its disapproval, concerned over the numbers of PKK “terrorists” that Sweden is home to.

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

We can make do with a bit more imports from Sweden and Norway,” Fingrid's manager for operational planning Timo Kaukonen told AFP.

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