Scandalous BelNPP put into operation: Lithuania and Latvia responded with a boycott

Despite warnings from neighboring countries, Belarus put into operation and included in the country’s unified energy system the first power unit of the controversial nuclear power plant near Ostrovets, Grodno region.

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said that Vilnius will not put up with the threats posed by this station.

“Belarus did not hear the call not to pose a threat to the residents of the European Union and to stop the launch of the BelNPP. Therefore, Lithuania is beginning to apply the law on protective measures against unsafe nuclear power plants. There is no place for electricity produced at unsafe nuclear power plants on the Lithuanian market,” Nauseda wrote on his Facebook page.

In pursuance of the law on boycotting electricity from BelNPP, the Lithuanian company Litgrid has set zero capacity for the commercial flow of electricity from Belarus. List grid representatives said that no electricity is imported to the Baltic states either from Belarus or Russia, with the exception of the Kaliningrad region, with which Lithuania continues to trade, reports.

Riga supported Vilnius, so the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers adopted amendments to the Rules on Trade and Electricity Use, implying that Moscow will have to confirm that the electricity imported to Latvia was produced in the Russian Federation, and not at BelNPP, reports.

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