Lithuania to prevent Astravets NPP electricity from entering EU

Lithuania plans to start dismantling all power transmission lines connecting its national energy system with Belarus.

“I think that this is a very clear signal to Belarus that the plans that we approved are consistently implemented,” said Zygimantas Vaiciunas, Lithuania’s Energy Minister.

The Minister stressed that this will be a purely technical action. Lithuania continues its work at the EU level to create the same competitive conditions for the producers of the EU member countries and third countries and that electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant or other similar hazardous power plants cannot enter the EU market.

Earlier, Lithuania refused to buy electricity from the Astravets nuclear power plant, because it considers the station a threat to its national security. The corresponding statement was adopted in 2017 by the Seimas of Lithuania.