August 10, 2022 09:31 GMT
Finland seeks to halt Russian LNG imports Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Ownership Steering Tytti Tuppurainen said to Helsingin Sanomat newspaper .
- "The decision of the Finnish state as the owner [of Gasum] is that LNG imports from Russia must be stopped," the Minister said, adding "Finland and entire Europe must completely reject Russian energy resources,".
- "The goal is to get rid of energy contracts with Russian companies," she said.
- Tuppurainen did not give a timeline for when this would happen.
- Russia halted gas supplies to Finland for not paying in rubles in April. Finland has since bought LNG cargoes from Russian Cryogas-Vysotsk LNG plant owned by Russian gas producer Novatek.