Lithuania bans electricity imports from Belarusian nuclear power plant

The Lithuanian government voted in favor of a draft law banning the import of electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant. This is reported by RBC with reference to the Russian media.

“There were potential loopholes for getting “dirty” electricity onto the Lithuanian market, now we are fixing them”, said Sejm Laurynas Kaunas, who commented on the results of the voting.

The law prescribes mechanisms for regulating the sale of electricity in Lithuania. In particular, it provides for the abolition of licenses for the import of electricity from countries which have hazardous, according to Lithuania, power plants.

Lithuania believes that the Belarusian nuclear power plant, which is being built by the Russian company Rosatom, does not meet safety standards.

The country also urged partners in the EU to block the import of electricity from this nuclear power plant in the EU.

Recall, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed amendments to the law “On electricity”, which also provides for a ban on the import of electricity from the Russian Federation under bilateral agreements and on the intraday market.

Earlier it was reported that in September, the Verkhovna Rada allowed the import of electricity from the Russian Federation and Belarus.

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