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Electricity imports from Belarus – Latvia and Lithuania refuse purchases

The press release notes that today, June 1, Minister of Economy of Latvia Janis Vitenbergs and Minister of Energy of Lithuania Dainius Kreivis held a meeting. During the conversation, they confirmed the common position of the two countries not to buy electricity from Belarus.

“The ministers agreed that both countries made a clear commitment not to buy electricity from Belarus, and agreed that any nuclear power plant, including the Ostrovets nuclear power plant (NPP), must meet all safety standards,” the statement says. message.

To fulfill this obligation, Latvia has improved its legal framework, which provides for the procedure for monitoring commercial electricity flows in order to prevent Belarusian electricity from entering the Baltic market. For this, national system operators and experts will be invited.

During the meeting, issues of electricity trade with third countries and how this affects energy security and the progress of the synchronization project were also discussed.

Let us remind you that in April of this year, the Baltic states for the first time in history completely abandoned electricity from Russia.

Note that the authorities of the Baltic countries in 2019 decided to abandon the supply of electricity from Russia and Belarus and connect to the networks of the European Union by 2025.

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