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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.

"The service unit and the control bodies of the Ministry of emergency situations needs further work on the prevention and elimination of incidents and accidents. Special attention should be paid to safe operation of nuclear power stations," - said Lukashenko.

He also noted that Belarus is in the present circumstances is forced to pay close attention to ensuring its own military security, and the most important would be the role of the armed forces. "We equip the troops with new and modern tanks, communications and electronic warfare, radars, constantly updated fleet of aircraft. Now the presence of the officers of the armed forces have to actively work to maintain constant combat readiness of units and military formations", - said the President.

In addition, Lukashenko has noticed that the main task of the staff of bodies of internal Affairs to ensure public order in the country and the security of citizens. Among the priorities in the activities of law enforcement officers were called combat drug addiction, corruption, strengthening the fight against theft and crimes in the sphere of high technologies.

The NPP with two WWER-1200 reactors with a total capacity of 2,400 MW is being built in Ostrovets (Grodno oblast). For the country's first nuclear power plant in the Russian project generation 3 , which fully meets international norms and IAEA recommendations on safety. 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. However, in late June, the Belarusian Ambassador in Russia Vladimir Semashko said that loading of fuel into the first reactor of the Belarusian NPP will start in August. The commissioning of the second unit is scheduled in 2021.