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Estonian Premier Warns of Blackouts if Russia Cuts Grid Access

  • Russia had planned grid test for Kaliningrad exclave
  • Baltics can connect with continental Europe grid in hours
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Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas warned that Russia could be preparing to disconnect the three Baltic countries from its electricity grid, leading to potential blackouts amid a broader energy crisis.

The warning came as Russia delayed plans on Saturday to test the connection between its main power network with its Kaliningrad exclave, which is separated from Russia by Lithuania. The testing is seen by Estonia as a precursor to Russia cutting the Baltic nations from the shared grid.