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Belarusian nuclear power plant to be commissioned on time despite criticism, Russian ambassador says


MINSK, 10 June (BelTA) – The Belarusian nuclear power plant will be commissioned on time despite “shouts and shrieks” of individual countries, BelTA learned from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Belarus Yevgeny Lukyanov on 10 June.

The ambassador stressed that the implementation of such a large Belarusian-Russian project as the construction of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets proceeds successfully and on schedule. The necessary test and permission procedures are being carried out. However, there is a negative attitude towards the Belarusian nuclear power plant in the information field, primarily on the part of the Baltic states and first and foremost in Lithuania, which shut down its Ignalina nuclear power plant to only experience problems with electricity shortages later on.

Yevgeny Lukyanov said that all the “wailing” about the Belarusian nuclear power plant comes from the devil. “Everything will be commissioned on time. When there are shouts and shrieks… Excuse me for cynicism but I become tense when they praise me. But when they berate me, it means we are moving in the right direction, comrades. You have to understand who the critics are,” the ambassador said.