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Belarus views Lithuania's law on BelNPP as another unfriendly act

Politics 16.06.2017 | 18:02
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MINSK, 16 June (BelTA) – The law on the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) passed in the Lithuanian parliament is another unfriendly act, reads a statement released by the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“The law on the Belarusian nuclear power plant passed in the Lithuanian parliament is nothing but another unfriendly act of this neighboring country. It is evident for us that the parliament is not an expert organization that could provide an objective evaluation of the safety of nuclear power facilities,” the statement reads.

The press service emphasized that the BelNPP is a modern hi-tech project implemented in compliance with the international safety standards.

“The recent steps taken by Lithuania reflect the logic of the absurd that, unfortunately, underlies Lithuania's actions with respect to the BelNPP. They use all methods: from groundless claims that the plant under construction is unsafe, which contradicts the conclusions of the IAEA missions, to dissemination of Lithuania's distorted interpretations of the assessments of international agencies,” the statement reads.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that these actions are aimed at diverting the attention from Lithuania's own strategic missteps in the energy sector, and from the problems associated with the decommissioning of the Ignalina nuclear power plant.

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