Chubais rules out blockade of Estonia

  • 1999-10-14
TALLINN (BNS) - Anatoly Chubais, chief executive officer of Russia's Unified Energy Systems, criticized the idea of an economic blockade of Estonia entertained by some Russian nationalists.It is foolish to believe economic sanctions will force Estonian authorities to improve the lot of that country's Russian-speaking minority, Chubais told the Russian news agency, Interfax.Some of Russia's more nationalistic politicians have called for squeezing Estonia economically until it adopts citizenship laws more to Moscow's liking.Chubais, at a press conference in Tallinn, rebuffed these suggestions...
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