Belarus announces Poland's politicization of nuclear station construction

Source: Xinhua| 2017-08-10 10:12:06|Editor: Song Lifang
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MINSK, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Belarusian Foreign Ministry announced Poland's politicization of the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction project on Wednesday, local media reported.

The Polish ambassador to Belarus has been summoned to the Belarusian Foreign Ministry, following the statement of Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski that his country has no plans of buying energy from the Belarusian nuclear power plant which is currently under construction, as the project is based on allegedly "unsafe technologies," the ministry said.

According to the ministry, if Waszczykowski's statement is true, there is a polarization over the Belarusian nuclear power plant construction project, as demonstrated by the opposition of some European Union countries, which have been urged on by Lithuania.

The ministry stressed that Belarus is open to cooperation and contacts in the area of nuclear security, including the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant.

The ministry said that previously Poland did not have any objections to the project. Waszczykowski's attempt to connect Poland's allegedly adopted decision of not buying electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant with "unsafe technologies" sounds strange because Poland itself is considering the possibility of developing nuclear energy, the ministry added.

The Belarusian nuclear power plant is being built in the Grodno region, near the Belarusian-Lithuanian border, with help from Russia. With a total energy capacity of up to 2,400 megawatts, it will produce electricity mainly for export to European countries.