Conservatives demand responsibility from Lithuanian leaders over Belarus' N-plant

  • 2019-09-30
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - The opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats has issued a public statement to the country's leaders, warning against "a gradual legitimization" of Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant under construction close to the Lithuanian border. 

In the statement published on Saturday, the Homeland Union warns that the reopening of dialog between Lithuania and Belarus may threaten national security. 

"We are sounding the alarm over an emerging major threat to (Lithuania's) national security and (its) independent existence through signs of capitulation pointing to a gradual legitimization of the Astravyets power plant in Lithuania by its official foreign policy makers and executors," reads the document. 

The conservatives demand every effort to prevent the Astravyets plant from being launch, to ensure that the Lithuanian power grid's desynchronization from the so-called BRELL ring is not delayed and to take diplomatic steps to achieve a common position of the Baltic countries and the EU to bar marker access to Astravyets electricity.