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Lithuania to insist that Belarus implements safety requirements before launch of N-plant

BC, Riga, 06.05.2020.Print version
Lithuania will insist that Belarus implements all safety and security requirements before the launch of Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the country’s president Gitanas Nauseda has said in an interview to LETA/BNS on Wednesday.

The Belarusian government reported earlier on Wednesday that nuclear fuel for the first unit of the nuclear facility had already been delivered to the site.

Nauseda expressed his belief that Belarus would resist the pressure from Rosatom, the Russian corporation implementing the nuclear facility project, to step up the pace of project implementation at the expense of safety and security.

Lithuania’s president reminded of his recent conversation with his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, whom he had urged to address the deficiencies identified during stress tests, and said that he had been assured that safety would not be compromised.

The steps taken by Belarus in implementing safety requirements would be decisive for the nature of bilateral relations, Nauseda pointed out.

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