Amid tensions over the Astravyets nuclear power plant, Belarus has moved the Lithuanian kindergarten in Rymdziuny, a village in the district of Astravyets, into new premises.
Belarus moves Lithuanian kindergarten in Astravyets district to new premises
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The kindergarten was inaugurated in the premises of the Rymdziuny secondary school during an official ceremony on Friday, Belarus' embassy to Lithuania said.

The Lithuanian Culture, Education and Information Center in Rymdziuny has until now housed two secondary schools where teaching is conducted in Lithuanian and Belarusian. Both schools shared the center's hall and library, it said.

The Lithuanian kindergarten had since 1994 been located in a separate building that is now in a state of disrepair. An agreement to relocate it to the secondary school was reached during a meeting of the Lithuanian and Belarusian foreign ministers last February, according to the embassy.

The nuclear power facility is located about 20 kilometers from Rymdziuny.

On Thursday, Lithuania was officially informed that the delivery of nuclear fuel to the plant's first reactor unit had been started.

Lithuania is the biggest critic of the Astravyets plant, built about 50 kilometers from Vilnius and less than 30 kilometers from the countries’ shared border, and is determined to boycott its electricity. Minsk denies that the facility fails to meet international safety standards.

It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

More than 40,000 Lithuanians have registered for voting abroad

More than 40,000 voters have registered for voting abroad since the beginning of registration for...

Almost 23,000 Lithuanians living abroad register to vote in parliament election

Some 22,882 Lithuanian citizens living abroad had registered to vote in the upcoming Seimas election...

Kazakevicius proposed for ambassador to Finland

Diplomat Giedrius Kazakevicius is being proposed for the position of Lithuania's ambassador to...

Nine Lithuanians relocated from Venezuela

Nine Lithuanian citizens, their spouses and persons eligible for Lithuanian citizenship have been...

Puisyte-Bostroem proposed for Lithuania's ambassador to Spain

Lyra Puisyte-Bostroem , the head of the Protocol Division at the Lithuanian presidential office, is...

Top news

Bars and restaurants ordered to close at midnight

Bars , restaurants and nightclubs will have to close at midnight and register their visitors...

Twelve municipalities placed under quarantine

The Lithuanian government decided on Wednesday to place another 12 Lithuanian municipalities under...

507 Belarusians let to come on humanitarian grounds

A total of 507 Belarusian citizens have been allowed to come to Lithuania on humanitarian, the...

Record number of new corona virus cases again

On Wednesday, the new record number of new COVID-19 cases have been released in Lithuania . On...

Steven A. Cook | D+ nariams

The end of hope in the Middle East

The region has always had problems—but it’s now almost past the point of recovery.

|Maža didelių žinių kaina