Lithuania urged the European Union to prevent the electricity generated by the new Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP) from entering the European market. The President of the Republic Gitanas Nauseda made a corresponding statement.
The President of Lithuania called the BelNPP unsafe, does not meet the highest European safety standards and urged the EU leaders to block the flow of Belarusian electricity to the European market. Nauseda sent a corresponding letter to the President of the European Council Charles Michel and the head of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen.
Now is the best time for the EU to make decisions that would restrict access to the EU market for electricity generated in third countries by unsafe producers that do not meet the highest safety standards
- said the head of the Baltic republic.
He called on the EU to follow the example of Lithuania, which on Tuesday stopped passing Belarusian electricity to its territory after the first power unit was connected to the network at the BelNPP.
According to Vilnius, the BelNPP was built in violation of international requirements in the field of nuclear energy. The republic's parliament has already declared the station a threat to national security.