06 August 2003, 23:52

Activists from Youth Movement ?Kmara? against entry of Russian UES into Georgia

Today representatives of the Youth Movement ?Kmara? organized an action of protest against the deal between the ?Unified Energy System of Russia? (RAO UESR) and the American company AES. The latter sells its Georgian assets to the former.

The representatives of the movement also expressed protest on the occasion of today?s visit of RAO UESR Board Chairman Anatoly Chubays to Georgia.

After the deal with AES Russian company actually becomes a monopolist in the energy system of Georgia.

This deal aroused a protest in Georgian political circles. The opposition demands from authorities to prevent Russian company entrance to the Georgian market. As the opposition stated, the Russian party tries to use a monopolistic position of the RAO UESR to put political pressure upon Georgia.

Source: Civil Georgia On-line Magazine

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