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16 February 2023, 16:30

Lukashenko: Belarus will not oppose NPP construction in Poland

Aleksandr Lukashenko
Aleksandr Lukashenko

MINSK, 16 February (BelTA) - Belarus will not be protesting Poland's plans to build a nuclear power plant, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke to foreign and Belarusian journalists in Minsk on 16 February, BelTA has learned.

“We have no Duda, or Morawiecki,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said ironically to a question on whether Belarus was going to oppose the construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland by the United States, as the neighboring countries used to do in relation to the NPP construction in Belarus. “We are not crazy. They want to build a nuclear power plant and, no matter how others react, they will do it.”

“We are cool about that. If they want to build, let them build. They have already shown their true face. They used to criticize Belarus for the NPP project, slamming it as harmful and bad. Why are they going to build it themselves then?” Aleksandr Lukashenko remarked. “Lithuania is also planning to build a nuclear power plant. I do not know why they, being energy deficient, have closed that one in Ignalina.”

The president is convinced that Polish and Lithuanian politicians are not guided by national interests when making decisions: “They are time servers. They are neither democrats, nor dictators. They know that they will be kicked out of power tomorrow.”

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