Poland supported Lithuania in her claim to the Belarusian nuclear power plant
Poland supported Lithuania in her claim to the nuclear power plant in Belarus, said Prime Minister of Poland Mateusz Morawiecki, meeting Friday with his Lithuanian counterpart Saulus Skordalia on the border of the two countries.
"We not only understand the concerns of Lithuania concerning power plant in Ostrovets, but also support Lithuania in all possible European forums," said Morawiecki.
"But at the same time it is necessary to emphasize that Lithuania and Poland are very close, good as it is possible closer cooperation with Belarus, both economic and political," - he stressed.
Lithuania believes that the station is being built without complying with safety standards. Its location is 50 kilometers from the capital Vilnius. The government of the Baltic Republic have already decided that will not buy electricity from the plant and to ensure that Estonia and Lithuania signed a Declaration about the refusal of purchase of electricity from new nuclear power plants.
The General contractor for the construction of the Belarusian NPP is Atomstroyexport (part of Rosatom). The station will consist of two power units with reactors VVER-1200. The Ministry of energy of Belarus reported that the start-up of the reactor plant of power unit No. 1 of the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for July of this year, the issuance of a unit of electricity to the network in September-October. Nuclear fuel for the first unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant delivered to the site of construction of the station on 6 may. The commissioning of the second unit is scheduled in 2021.
Lithuania makes a complaint to the NPP almost since the adoption of the Minsk decisions on its construction. The Parliament decided that the power plant carries a "threat to national security" of the country. Minsk, in turn, ensures that the nuclear power plant will meet the highest safety standards.