Lithuania gets reinforcement from Poland in fight against Belarus' N-plant
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Poland became Lithuania's first ally in its efforts to stop the construction of the Russian state corporation Rosatom's nuclear power plant in Belarus when it stated its intentions not to purchase electricity from the facility under construction in Astravyets, just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, Lithuanian politicians and experts said on Monday.
More than 100 politicians, civil society activists, academicians and journalists from various countries are expected to attend the fourth Vilnius Russia Forum, a two-day event starting in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday.
Gay men fleeing persecution in Chechnya have found refuge in Lithuania: Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius confirmed to BNS on Wednesday that two persons who suffered repression in the southern Russian republic have come to Lithuania.