The stress tests of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus close to Lithuania's border do not prove that the nuclear facility is being built safely, says Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius.
Linas Linkevičius
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"Saying that the stress tests took place is too much. They (Belarus) had pledged to do this for years, and this is the beginning. We will look into the situation and related matters, and the process will not end soon, and the outcome is not clear," Linkevičius said during the government's question-and-answer session at the parliament on Thursday.

The Belarusian Embassy in Vilnius said the stress test report, which had been drafted in October, had been provided to the European Commission and made public. According to the conclusions, the power plant is in full compliance with international safety standards.

"Unfortunately, this is not the first time when our neighbors are trying to draw summarizing conclusions from isolated minor facts and to legalize the object, legalization of which is virtually impossible," said the foreign minister.

The Belarusian stress tests conclusions are being scrutinized by Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (VATESI).

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