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Lithuania's new government to seek 'absolute' blockade of Belarus' nuclear plant

BC, Vilnius, 08.12.2020.Print version
ithuania's new government plans to accelerate the project for synchronizing the electricity grid with the Continental European system and to keep focus on achieving a blockade of Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant, according to its draft program, writes LETA/BNS.

"We should withstand pressure and not only bar access for electricity generated by it (the plant) to our market, but also minimize access to our energy system," the document reads.

The program aims to achieve an "absolute blockade of the Astravyets NPP (in Lithuania) and strive for it on the EU scale".

The government will adhere to the position that the power plant cannot operate because it is unsafe and that Lithuania cannot buy electricity from Belarus.

"We will ensure that electricity from the Astravyets NPP does not enter the Lithuanian market either directly or indirectly and that our consumers do not pay for it," according to the program.  

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