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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Lukashenko said that Belarus is trying to “tilt”

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko assured that the country will not abandon the construction of nuclear power plants, despite pressure from Western countries. According to him, nobody will be able to put the Belarusian nation to its knees.

photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

Alexander Lukashenko

During a speech at the Belarusian national Assembly in Minsk, Lukashenka said that the new NPP will make the Republic more volatile, causing concern among some representatives of Western countries.

“Building a nuclear power station, we will make a huge leap forward, and, of course, we will be more competitive. So we are now beginning to tilt. People should know this, we know this, and on my knees will not stand,” — said the President of Belarus, BelTA has learned.

In February 2016, the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite called the NPP in Belarus is unsafe and nonconforming to international standards. According to her, nuclear power plant is a threat to the people of Europe.

At the end of April, the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, responding to criticism of the authorities of Lithuania, called the construction of the Belarusian NPP one of the best projects of creation of nuclear power generation in countries that began to develop the technology of peaceful nuclear energy.

Belarusian nuclear power plant construction which is implemented with the participation of Russia, will be located 18 kilometers from the town of Ostrovets in the Grodno region. It will consist of two units with a total capacity of up to 2,400 megawatts. According to plans, the first unit will be commissioned in 2018, the second — in 2020.

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