Lithuania's new Energy Minister Žygimantas Vaičiūnas sees ensuring the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which Belarus is building just 50 kilometers from Vilnius, as one of his key tasks.
Zones of radioctive termination of the Astravyets nuclear power plant

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