Belarus says Lithuania’s stance on nuclear plant is ‘inexplicable’
Monday, May 30, 2016
Belarusian Minister for Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei has claimed that Lithuania’s complaints about the safety of the new nuclear power plant being built in Belarus, just 50km from Lithuania’s capital Vilnius, are inexplicable.
Over 15,000 Lithuanian citizens have supported a legislative initiative aimed at barring access for electricity from a nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. The Homeland Union, which launched the initiative, expects to collect at least 50,000 signatures by July 9.
Double standards must not apply to a new nuclear power plant that Belarus is building in Astravyets, close to its border with Lithuania, EU Health and Food Safety Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis said on Friday.