​​​​​​​Moscow (IP) – Gas Grid, as the operator of the Finnish gas system, announced in a statement on Saturday that the import of gas through the entrance gate of Imatra has been stopped.

Iran PressEurope: Imatra is the gateway for Russian gas to Finland, located on the eastern border of the country.

Russia's Gazprom has asked European countries to pay for Russian gas products in rubles due to sanctions imposed by Ukraine over its war with Russia, but Finland has refused to do so.

Finland's state-owned gas company Gazum said on Friday that Gazprom had warned it would stop flowing gas this morning. Gazum also confirmed on Saturday that gas supplies from Russia had been cut off, adding that natural gas supplies to Finland had been cut off under the Gazprom supply contract.

The company said in a statement: "From today, Gazum will supply natural gas to its customers from other sources through the Baltic Connector pipeline."



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