In wake of Belsat TV report: Lithuania summons Belarus envoy over alleged incident at Astravets NPP

Lithuania has summoned Belarus’ ambassador and handed him a diplomatic note demands explanation over reported incident at Astravets NPP construction site.

“As soon as we got the information from informal sources, we immediately started to take action, and today the Ministry has summoned the ambassador of Belarus whom a note demanding explanation of the incident or accident has been handed to,” Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius told reporters.

As reported earlier, a worker from a Pinsk-based organization taking part in the construction of the NPP in Astravets told that the structural frame of the would-be nuclear service had collapsed in mid-April. According to the source, it was not the first incident at the construction site.

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The Belarusian officials and NPP headship denied the information calling it ‘total nonsense’.

The Belarusian Embassy told Lithuanian news agency BNS that they were not privy to any information about the incident reported.

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