Lithuania’s electrical transmission system operator, Litgrid, reported on Sunday that Russia has halted delivering power to the nation.
Inter RAO, which was the only importer of electricity from Russia to Lithuania, confirmed the suspension of deliveries. Earlier this month, Inter RAO’s Nordic branch also stopped supplying electricity to Finland.
Lithuania’s Energy Ministry stated on Friday that it is going to stop purchasing Russian power.
“According to the decision of the electricity exchange operator Nord Pool, trading in electricity generated in Russia, which was carried out by Inter RAO (through its subsidiary Inter RAO Lietuva), is terminated” starting from May 22, the ministry said in a statement.
Last week, Moscow suspended electricity supplies to Finland overnight, according to an official for Finland’s grid operator. “It is at zero at the moment, and that started from midnight as planned,” Timo Kaukonen, manager for operational planning at Fingrid, said.
RAO Nordic had Friday said it would suspend supplies, citing problems with payments, as Helsinki prepares to announce its application for NATO membership in the wake of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.