Lithua­nia urges Es­to­nia, Latvia, Poland to boy­cott As­travyets elec­tric­ity

The Baltic Times - - BALTICS - BNS/TBT Staff

Lithua­nia's par­lia­ment has urged Es­to­nia, Latvia and Poland to bar elec­tric­ity from un­safe nu­clear util­i­ties.

Adopted by 74 votes in sup­port on Thurs­day, June 22, the res­o­lu­tion notes lack of en­ergy safety as the main fac­tor keep­ing the Baltic States and Europe in the Rus­sian sphere of in­flu­ence. Lithua­nian par­lia­men­tar­i­ans have passed a law, list­ing the As­travyets Nu­clear Power Plant un­der con­struc­tion in Be­larus close to the Lithua­nian bor­der as un­safe and a threat to Lithua­nia's na­tional se­cu­rity, en­vi­ron­ment and public health.

The As­travyets util­ity is be­ing built by the Rus­sian cor­po­ra­tion Rosatom merely 50 km from Lithua­nia's cap­i­tal Vil­nius. Lithua­nia be­lieves the con­struc­tion falls short of se­cu­rity and en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards, while Minsk has been re­ject­ing the crit­i­cism.

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