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Poland's decision not to buy electricity generated at the Astravyets nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in Belarus confirms the Lithuanian stance that the utility threatens the whole region, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Building site of the Astravyets Nuclear site
Building site of the Astravyets Nuclear site
© Ramūnas Bogdanas

"The news is important for us, and it is highly positive, as it corresponds to our position and understanding of the threats of the Astravyets nuclear power plant. It is very important that this comes from one of the largest countries, which could have been a potential buyer of electricity, and this is what Russia and Belarus want," Grybauskaitė told Vilnius journalists on Tuesday.

In her words, the intentions of Poland and Lithuania to boycott the Astravyets electricity makes major pressure upon the power plant's future.

"Time will show what it turns out to be – will the power plant will be completed or will the access of electrical energy to European markets will be suspended. The fact that we secured support to our position from another country once again proves our words that the nuclear utility is a threat to Lithuania and the rest of the region," the Lithuanian president said.

The Polish government's envoy on energy infrastructure matters, Piotr Naimski, last week stated that the country would not purchase electricity from Belarus and dismantle the power line between the countries. Amid its calls to neighboring countries to block Astravyets electricity, Lithuania has repeatedly stated that the power plant is being built in violation of safety standards.

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