Baltic states ready to block electricity from BelNPP

Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia will sign a declaration of intent to avoid purchasing of electricity produced by BelNPP in Belarus, the press service of the Lithuanian government reports.

On February 7, the prime ministers of the Baltic States discussed the development of the electricity market in Tallinn.

“It’s nice that we are close to the common position of the Baltic countries not to buy electricity from the dangerous BelNPP,” said Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernalis after the meeting.

Lithuania is the main critic of the Astravets NPP, which is under construction 50 km from Vilnius. The Lithuanian authorities insist that the facility is being built with violations of safety requirements. Minsk refutes these allegations.

The launch of the first unit of Astravets NPP has been postponed indefinitely, Foreign Minister Uladzimir Makey said during a recent meeting with his Lithuanian counterpart Linas Linkevičius.