Aslund: In 11 of the 24 Ukrainian oblenergo owns a significant share of the Russian nationalist Babakov

The power system of Ukraine laid a potential problem for national security. This is stated in the article, a senior researcher of the Atlantic Council Anders Aslund, which on March 28 was published on the website of the analytical center.

According to the economist, in 11 of 24 Ukrainian oblenergo owns a significant share of the financial group of Russian nationalist Alexander Babakov.

Aslund reminded that Babakov, Vice-speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation during the annexation of Crimea, is under sanctions by Western countries and investigating journalists about Panama offshore schemes papers.

The analyst advised the Ukrainian government to confiscate the assets of Russians for the sake of national security.

«Are all concerned about Russian cyber attacks on the Ukrainian grid, and at the same time, a significant part is owned by the enemy,» – said Aslund.

The expert also recalled that another major owner on the Ukrainian energy market – the businessman Konstantin Grigorishin – was formerly a Russian citizen, but in 2016, received the passport of Ukraine.

In March 2017, the MP from the «popular front» Andrew Levus said that the President should impose sanctions against the company «VS energy international Ukraine», which belongs to Russian businessmen Yevgeny Giner, Babakov and Mikhail Vojvodina, otherwise «will begin the process of national socialization.»




Aslund: In 11 of the 24 Ukrainian oblenergo owns a significant share of the Russian nationalist Babakov 30.03.2018

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