The Lithuanian authorities called on the countries of the European Union to impose sanctions against Russia and Belarus, and to prevent electricity transmission from the Belarusian nuclear power plant to the Lithuanian market. It is reported by Mind.ua.
The deputies approved the resolution “On energy independence and the threat posed by the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant”, which is being built by the Russian state-owned company Rosatom.
The draft law proposes to limit the supply of electricity from Belarus to Lithuania even before the comissioning of the nuclear power plant.
The Parliament also requires the EU to introduce legally binding measures against Moscow and Minsk.
“The resolution the Saeima calls on the government to use all political and diplomatic means to get the support of the European Union, EU and NATO member states, Ukraine, other countries of the region and the entire international community in eliminating the threat posed by the Astravets NPP,” the document says.
A Belarusian NPP with two VVER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2.4 GW is being built 50 km from the Lithuanian capital Vilnius, near the town of Astravets (Grodno region).
The start-up of the first power unit was scheduled for the end of 2019, the second – for 2020.
Recall that Lithuania believes that the Belarusian nuclear power plant, which is being built by the Russian company Rosatom, does not meet safety standards.
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