Georgia and Russia have close energy relations

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Tbilisi, Georgia, Dec. 10
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:

Russia sells electricity to Georgia at a very 'interesting' price, Georgian Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze said on Monday.

While answering the journalists' question whether Georgia is an energy independent country today, the minister said only in summer.

"We depend on Russia mainly in winter when we buy electricity because it sells it to us at a very interesting price," he said. "If it decides to put pressure on us and stop supplying electricity, we have alternative sources - Azerbaijan and Turkey. The only thing is that we have to pay them more. But I do not think that Russia will put pressure on us. From the energy point of view, we have close friendship relations with this country."

Regarding energy independence, the minister said that Georgia depends on 75 percent of its energy from Azerbaijan and Russia.

Translated by NH
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