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28 Oct 2019

Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection

Lukashenko stresses need to think over BelNPP ground protection

MINSK, 28 October (BelTA) – There is a need to think over a more serious ground protection of the Belarusian nuclear power plant (BelNPP), Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he heard out a report on the military and political situation, risks, challenges and threats for Belarus, and also proposals on ways to respond to them, BelTA has learned.

The president emphasized that the Pabrade training area, where the corresponding forces are stationed, is several kilometers away from the Belarusian nuclear power plant. “We need to be careful here. God forbid a second Chernobyl. Europe will not survive it,” the Belarusian leader said.

In his words, Belarus has secured good defense of its nuclear power plant from the air: “We have an anti-aircraft regiment equipped with the latest weapons - Tor-M2 [the anti-aircraft missile system] there. Our military has a perfect command of these weapons.

The president said that there is a need for a more serious ground protection of the nuclear power plant. Aleksandr Lukashenko added that Lithuania understands that if the nuclear power plant faces an emergency situation, it will affect both sides of the border. “This should be taken into account,” he said.

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