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As you know, the Lithuanian authorities have repeatedly stated that they are concerned about the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant under construction and have turned to international structures for support. Official Minsk strongly disagrees with these claims.
This topic was once again touched upon during the visit of the President of Lithuania to Berlin on August 14.
President Gitanas Nauseda said that the station was being built in violation of safety requirements, and Belarusians chose a place for it not from economic considerations, but from geopolitical ones.
Recall that BelAES is being built in Ostrovets, 50 kilometers from Vilnius and less than 30 kilometers from the Lithuanian border.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said: “We are very asking for the help of our friends in the EU in order to ensure that this station, even before its operation, implements all the safety standards that are necessary.”
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, supported her colleague and said that the EU should use all its power in this matter, focusing on the fact that “… the EU must ensure that this station in Ostrovets meets all safety standards and does not pose a threat.”
It is expected that the first phase of the Belarusian nuclear power plant project worth $ 1 billion with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts will be put into operation in 2019, and the second – next year.