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10 May 2024, 16:19

Expert comments on feasibility of new nuclear power plant in Belarus

MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) - The demand for electricity will be growing, so the construction of a second nuclear power plant in Belarus would made sense, national security expert Aleksandr Tishchenko said in a new episode of the V Teme [On Point] project on BelTA's YouTube channel. 

"The Belarusian nuclear power plant is, first of all, a monument to political foresight. Lukashenko has proven that he is able to look beyond the horizon. The head of state withstood heaviest criticism and pressure. Nevertheless, we have our own plant today," Aleksandr Tishchenko said.

The expert noted that the neighbors of Belarus, who chose the West, have not built anything like this. "The fact is the West shows the horizon, what is already visible. Beyond the horizon is terra incognito for them. We need to clearly understand how certain decisions will be justified over time, what result they will give," he stressed. 

When Belarus was getting ready to launch the project, no one predicted a possible shortage of electricity, Aleksandr Tishchenko added. "They began to talk about it only recently. When Lukashenko was just launching this project, no one talked about these problems. But the president moved ahead, and now we have our own plant," the expert noted. 

"A second plant is needed. After all, the demand for electricity will be growing, and it needs to be satisfied," the expert is convinced. “Humanity is switching to electric cars; artificial intelligence is developing. All this requires electricity. If we are going to further develop the manufacturing sector, strive for new heights, we need a second plant."
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