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A source told the date of commencement of the start-up of unit №1 of the Belarusian NPP

Start loading nuclear fuel into the reactor of unit №1 of the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for Friday, reported RIA Novosti a source familiar with the plans of these works.

Thus will begin the stage of physical start-up unit, said the Agency interlocutor.

In the Union state commented on statements of Lithuania for Belarusian NPP

Statement of Lithuania regarding the safety of the NPP is a political attack aimed to "prick" Minsk, practical impact, they can not provide, said Deputy state Secretary of the Union state Alexei Kubrin.

"No practical impact and effects of such statements can not provide," - said Kubrin.

In Minsk, told about the plans for the launch of the NPP

The launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is expected in two to three weeks, work of entering nuclear power plants completed in the short term for such projects, said Deputy state Secretary of the Union state Alexei Kubrin during the online conference "Nuclear energy in Belarus: benefits and prospects".

He recalled that almost exactly 8 years ago, on 9 August, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko laid a capsule at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant a message for future generations.

The energy Ministry of Belarus told about cooperation with the IAEA

The safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant is a priority, close cooperation with the IAEA goes with the beginning of the nuclear project, said the Director of the Department of nuclear energy Ministry of Belarus Vasily polyukhovich.

"The safety of nuclear plants is a priority for us. A system of supervision of the construction of a nuclear power station, which includes both departmental and public oversight," polyukhovich said during the online conference "Nuclear energy in Belarus: benefits and prospects".

Minsk and Moscow signed the documents for the Belarusian NPP and the payment of oil supplies

Belarus and Russia signed three international instruments, two of which relate to changing the conditions of the Russian loan for the construction of the Belarusian NPP, one regulates the conditions of supply of Russian oil to Minsk, said on Tuesday the Belarusian Premier Roman Golovchenko.

"Yes, we have signed the three international instruments. In principle, the last day was not very clear the exact amount that we will leave. But, nevertheless, the task is made maximum. ... Today signed two protocols to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the nuclear power plant and a separate agreement governing the conditions of energy supply, particularly of oil in the Republic of Belarus," said Golovchenko in Moscow after talks with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin. A video statement Golovchenko posted in Facebook press service of the Council of Ministers.

Minsk has approved the draft amendments to the agreement on the loan for NPP

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko signed a decree approved the draft Protocol on amendments to the agreement with Russia on granting a loan for the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant as a basis for negotiations, says the document published Saturday on the National legal Internet portal.

"To approve the draft Protocol on amendments to agreement between the government of the Republic of Belarus and the government of the Russian Federation about provision to the government of the Republic of Belarus state export credit for the construction of a nuclear power plant on the territory of the Republic of Belarus of 25 November 2011 as the basis for negotiations", - stated in the decree. The draft Protocol will not be published.

Estonia expects from the European Commission additional safety assessment of the NPP

Estonia expects from the Commission further assessment of the safety of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (Belarusian NPP), under construction near the town of Ostrowiec, said Wednesday the Minister of economic Affairs and communications Baltic republics of Estonia, Taavi AAS.

According to AASA, a compromise proposal of the Commission for the Baltic States contains a recommendation to strengthen security measures during the construction of the Belarusian NPP. However, this does not exclude the possibility of further purchase of electricity from third countries, i.e. outside the European Union.

Lukashenko has instructed the emergencies Ministry to pay attention to the safe operation of the NPP

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko instructed the Ministry of emergency situations of the Republic to pay special attention to the safe operation of the Belarusian NPP, the first unit which is ready to run.

As reported by the presidential press service, Lukashenko on Monday at his residence, the independence Palace - handed General's shoulder straps to senior officers. There were honored and graduates who graduated from military educational institutions of Belarus with excellent academic performance. Addressing the ceremony participants, the head of state, in particular, have highlighted the challenges facing military and police officers.

In "Rosatom" has evaluated the situation with coronavirus at the site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant

The situation with coronavirus infection at the construction site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant due to the measures taken has changed for the better, said General Director of Rosatom state Corporation Alexey Likhachev.

At the end of may Likhachev reported that about a hundred people working at the site of the Belarusian nuclear power plant was infected with coronavirus. Today in a video message to the employees of the Russian nuclear industry, he called the NPP "a good example" of the effectiveness of measures to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Lukashenko criticized the idea of closing the NPP funded by the European Union

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that there are no "bad" ideas to offer than his rival at the presidential elections, former head of the HTP administration Valery Tsepkalo to ask EU money for the payment of the Russian loan for the construction of nuclear power plants and to close the station.

Tsepkalo informed during a meeting with voters in Grodno said that if the EU and Lithuania there is concern over the Belarusian NPP project, it would be possible to offer the European side to give Minsk $ 10 billion to repay the Russian loan for the construction of the station and then close it.

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