Earlier, the Lithuanian authorities called on Ukraine to abandon the purchase of electricity produced at the Belarusian nuclear power plant. However, against the backdrop of the energy crisis, Vilnius itself is actively importing Belarusian electricity. This became known after the official recognition of the Minister of Energy on the consumption of Belarusian energy.
“It is obvious that even now Lithuania receives significant amounts of electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant, against which, as we have heard, Lithuania is fighting. Also, in early October, Lithuania doubled its electricity imports from Russia, ”Gerus said.
He also added that after Ukraine’s refusal to import electricity from Belarus, the Baltic market remained the only one for Minsk. According to the deputy, this has strengthened the bargaining position of buyers on the issue of the cost of the resource. Probably, the population of Lithuania will survive the coming winter well.
Earlier, the German Foreign Ministry announced the development of new “sensitive” sanctions against Belarus. He made a statement following the talks between the foreign ministers of the EU countries.