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04 November 2022, 14:04

Lukashenko defends Belarusian nuclear power plant's value

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PUKHOVICHI DISTRICT, 4 November (BelTA) – The Belarusian nuclear power plant turned out to be a gift and salvation of the country. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned it as the Belarusian National Biotechnology Corporation (BNBC) officially launched the production of compound feed and amino acids in Pukhovichi District, Minsk Oblast, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko talked to the company's workers and reminded them about events of the year 2020 when opponents called for shutting down the Belarusian nuclear power plant. “They played into hands of the West,” he explained.

Aleksandr Lukashenko pointed out that Poland is making plans to build several nuclear power plants of its own now. “Why were we forced to shut down this nuclear power plant? Have you understood now that the nuclear power plant is a gift for Belarus? It is salvation because people in the West are doing all kinds of things to save electricity these days,” he stressed.

“A nuclear power plant means cheap electricity. In addition to converting transportation to use electricity we are now building residential houses where everything will rely on electricity. An economy cannot exist without electricity,” the president added. “If we had succumbed to those appeals back then, you know where we would be now.”

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