US Congressman Shimkus calls for pressure on Belarus on Astravyets N-plant
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
US Congressman John Shimkus of the Republican Party has made an address to US legislators, calling to pressure Belarus to give access to international observers to the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction merely 50 km from Lithuania's capital Vilnius.
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.
The leaked recordings of conversations between Poland's former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski and then CEO of oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, about investments in Mažeikiai oil refinery in Lithuania do not reflect the position of the current Polish government, Warsaw said on Wednesday.