Lukashenko responded Lithuanian Russophobes
Lithuanian Russophobes again threw a tantrum and try to deliver an ultimatum to Minsk. Vilnius is not shy about making statements and is doing everything possible to punish Alexander Lukashenko.
The case concerns the construction of the first nuclear power plant in Belarus near the city of Ostrovets, Grodno region. It is located 50 kilometers from Vilnius, and this topic is extremely disturbing for the Lithuanian authorities. Balts are trying to achieve a complete ban on the construction of the Belarusian NPP.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Energy of Lithuania sent a letter calling on the European Commission to develop an action plan to control the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus.
According to the Foreign Minister Linas Linkiavicius, Minsk does not pay attention to calls to provide a plan to eliminate the shortcomings found during the stress tests during the partner testing of the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant in March 2018.Vilnius calls on Brussels to take the initiative and start preparing an action plan for the nuclear power plant.
In addition, Vilnius initiated a ban on the purchase electricity from the Belarusian NPP by the Baltic States and the EU.
This behavior of the Lithuanian authorities is explained by the high level of Russophobia. The fact is that Russian specialists carry out the construction of the Belarusian NPP. Obviously, this particular moment does not suit the Balts.
Alexander Lukashenko does not intend to put an end to relations with Moscow. He understands that the attempts of Lithuania to obstruct construction will not lead to anything. Moreover, Lukashenko realizes that the Belarusian NPP will bring Belarus good revenues, including to the budget. Moreover, in our time no one has ever refused money.
At the meeting with the ex-president of Lithuania, a member of the European Parliament, Rolandas Paksas, the Belarusian president stated that Vilnius is very politicizing this topic.
The situation at the current moment can indicate that Lithuania is unlikely to achieve its goal – to irritate Moscow and Minsk. However, it is possible that if Washington were in place of Vilnius, then Alexander Lukashenko would have behaved in a different way. He has recently been drawn to the West.