Lithuanian PM: no sales market for Astravets NPP

Belarus may have to reconsider the Astravets NPP project.

This opinion was voiced by Prime Minister of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis after the statement of Poland that Warsaw, as well as Vilnius, will not buy electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

On Saturday, March 18th, Piotr Naimski, the Polish government Plenipotentiary for the Strategic Energy Infrastructure said that Poland supports Lithuania in issue of boycotting the purchase of electricity from the Astravets NPP.

The Lithuanian side has repeatedly criticized the construction of the nuclear power plant 50 kilometers from Vilnius and encouraged the rest of the countries of the United Europe to not buy electricity from the future NPP.

Lithuania is not only concerned about the proximity of the station to Vilnius, but also with a number of emergencies during the NPP construction.

Among the emergencies are a reactor vessel accident, when it fell during the transportation, the collapse of the concrete structure at the site between the reactors. Our channel was the first to report on the incident. Before the official request of the Lithuanian side, representatives of the Belarusian NPP denied this information. ,

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