Belarus received a note of protest from Lithuania over the intention to launch the 2nd unit of the BelNPP

On Tuesday, November 23, the representative of the Belarusian Embassy in Lithuania was handed a note of protest due to the intention of Belarus to start launching the second power unit of the nuclear power plant near the Lithuanian border, Ekonomichna Pravda reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasized that the commissioning of the 2nd unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant would double the threats to nuclear safety and the environment in Lithuania and other states of the region, and therefore persistently urges Belarus to refrain from this“ irresponsible decision,” the message says.

Lithuania also demands to suspend the operation of the first power unit of the nuclear power plant until all modern nuclear safety requirements are met.

The note also notes that while "the Belarusian nuclear power plant is operating at the Ostrovets site, Lithuania will use all possible diplomatic, political, legal and technical measures to protect the well-being of its people and national security interests."

To recap, on November 17, the first power unit of the BelNPP was disconnected from the network due to the activation of the automatic protection system.

Earlier, the President of Lithuania urged Ukraine not to buy electricity from BelNPP.

Tags: NPP, electricity market, foreign affairs, Ukraine, Belarus, nuclear power plant, power unit, Europe

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