Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

Lithuanian MFA sends to Belarus note regarding nuclear plant

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania asks for explanations in connection with statements of Belarusian officials regarding the planned construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

The MFA notes Vilnius still has objections to this project environmental impact.

Lithuania adheres to a position that the environmental impact assessment of the Belarusian NPP was not full and stands Lithuania has not been given answers why a construction site located 50 km from Vilnius was chosen.

The MFA note says Lithuania "totally disagrees" with the statement of Minsk on "allegedly completed environmental assessment of the nuclear plant construction and allegations Lithuania doesn’t have objectives to the environmental assessment report".

"The Ministry […] kindly asks Belarus to give explanations regarding statements of Belarusian officials in connection with allegedly completed environmental assessment of the planned construction of a nuclear power plant and regarding the alleged absence of Lithuania’s complaints at the environmental assessment report," says the note of December 6. The copy of the note was sent to BNS news agency.