Leaders of the Russian corporation "Rosatom" expresses serious differences with Belarus in the issue of the construction of the first Belarusian nuclear power plant. Along the way, Lithuania has rejected the proposal of the official Minsk to build nuclear power plants together. Experts believe that in these conditions will have at least adjust the timing of entering the station in action.
Deputy General Director of "Rosatom" Nikolai Spassky said talks on the construction of nuclear power plants on the site Ostrovetskaya go, but serious questions remain. According to him, such a global building in the heart of the European space requires a serious working out specific things. How quickly can be resolved contentious issues — he did not elaborate.
Deputy Energy Minister of Belarus Mikhail Mikhadyuk earlier said that the main obstacle is the requirement to make Russian intergovernmental agreement on the construction of nuclear power plants item on cooperation in the field of electric power. Moscow claims to be 50% of the income from the sale of electricity produced in Belarus, in the other case, the promised loans will be minimized. Minsk insists on getting a loan for $ 9 billion, and then agreed to lead the rest of the negotiations.
An expert in the field of radiology professor Yuri Bandazheuski skeptical of the Belarusian-Russian cooperation in this field. Russia is still in a period of economic crisis and invest heavily in the notoriously unprofitable project is possible only under the condition of political interest. Now the relationship between the leaders of the more hostile than friendly:
"To claim can be a lot, something even build — access roads, housing, etc. But I am convinced that this is not the beginning of the construction site, it's just a declaration of intent of the site. Indeed, in the current situation, a terrible economic crisis, in which up to is still whole world and that shocks including Russia — you can see for yourself what is happening on the Russian space — to talk about the beginning of the construction of such a road is simply irresponsible. Who will do it? Everyone understands that today, not before, not to fat. Today we need to assess all the resources and use them very carefully. And such construction in the current environment is unprofitable. Well, on the moral and ethical side, from the point of impact of nuclear power plants on the environment I have repeatedly voiced its position: I am categorically opposed to the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus. "
It did not matter the result of an attempt to connect to the Belarusian leadership finansaemistaga project Lithuanian side. During yesterday's meeting with the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite Alexander Lukashenko invited neighbors to take part in the construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, "If we build it alone, then inevitably you will buy electricity from our station. When the build together — will take his station with electricity," — Lukashenko emphasized benefits, calling immediately determine the value of nuclear power plants, if you build it "for two".
But the office of the Lithuanian president reacted skeptically to the proposal. "The position of the President of Lithuania lies in the fact that a large nuclear power plant has no future" — said the press secretary of the President of Lithuania Linas Balsys. — "With the increasing demand for electricity in the region could operate several smaller power plants, but there is no need for integrated regional nuclear power plant. "
Today, the same position was confirmed by Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. It seems that the region is really going to do without the services of Belarusian. In July, began the construction of the Baltic NPP in the Kaliningrad region, where supposed to export electricity to Poland. In 2013, instead of the closure of the Ignalina nuclear power plant will begin to build a nuclear power plant in Visaginas Lithuania — together with Latvia and Estonia.
Economist Mieczyslaw Burak considers that, in another scenario, Belarus could receive dividends from the sale of electricity, but the time is hopelessly lost, and now this idea is the danger:
"In 1994, the Belarusian Popular Front, developed the program of development of power generation and energy, the resulting article was published in the" Star. "I remember speaking to the Diet, and then came to the conclusion that the only product that we can produce competitive — it is nuclear . And we need to build not one, but seven nuclear power plants.'s this then had an idea. Now, however, with regard to nuclear energy, we must say: we can build, Lukashenko — do not. Because nuclear power plant safety — is not just a technical problem, and socio-political. Society itself can not provide security. And on current management expectations a little. And in the current scenario, I'm sure no one we no credit for the construction of nuclear power plants will not. And even more so for the maintenance of such a dangerous bomb. "
It is possible that in the construction of nuclear power plants to the Belarusian authorities will have to urgently look for an alternative. Interest in the project showed the Chinese company, but the availability of funds China does not have the appropriate technology and self build nuclear power plants with Russian experts. At the moment, there is agreement that the expense of credit resources of banks in China will build a power line from the first nuclear power plant unit. By the way, due to difficulties in negotiations with the "Rosatom" date of introduction of the first two units are allocated from 2016 to 2018 st.