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The Baltic states pursue anti-Belarusian policies

Summary of Disinformation

Lithuania stands out among the Baltic states with its active anti-Belarusian foreign policy. It attempts to block the launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant. Latvia seems to be willing to buy energy produced at the Belarusian nuclear plant. However, it is under external control and will not allow the energy to pass through its territory to other EU countries.

 

Disproof

Conspiracy theory about Latvia under external control and ungrounded generalisations about foreign policies of the Baltic states.

Lithuania's decision to ban the import of electricity from Belarus' nuclear power plant in Astravets is based on security concerns, rather than political considerations and anti-Belarusian policy as alleged.

On 7 June 2011, Lithuania lodged a complaint with the Implementing Committee of the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (the Espoo Convention) on the case of the Astravets nuclear power plant. In February 2019, the draft decision of the Meeting of the Parties of the Espoo Convention acknowledged that Belarus had failed to comply with some Convention provisions and encouraged Belarus and Lithuania to continue bilateral expert consultations.

See earlier disinformation case alleging that Lithuania fights against the Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant on the orders of Sweden and Finland.

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Reported in: Issue 149
Date: 03.05.2019
Language: Belarus
Country: Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus
Keywords: Nuclear issues, Conspiracy, Baltic states
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Sputnik Belarus
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