Government names Belarus' N-plant a threat to national security

The Lithuanian government has decided that Belarus' nuclear power plant under construction Astravyets, a mere 50 kilometers from Vilnius, poses a threat to national security.
Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction
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