Ukrainian Ministry of Energy Assured Lithuania It Will Not Import Electricity from Belarus

The Ministry of Energy of Ukraine opposes the import of electricity power from Belarus. No electricity supplies to the United Energy System of Ukraine in 2021 are foreseen.
This was stated by Acting Minister of Energy Olha Buslavets in a conversation with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania to Ukraine Valdemaras Sarapinas as informed by the press center of the Ministry on 8 November.

“Recently, the forecast balance of electricity for the next year was approved, which did not provide import or export from Belarus and Russia”, Buslavets said.

It should be recalled that Lithuania consistently opposed the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus in Ostrovets, Grodno region, since the NPP is in close proximity to its borders: it is located at a distance of 40 km.

The Lithuanian operator of the power transmission system Litgrid announced the installation of zero power for the import of electricity from Belarus when the NPP is launched there.