Belarus says it has postponed the full launch of the first reactor at its Astravets nuclear power plant by two years to 2022. The plant, located near the Lithuanian border, was scheduled to be launched on October 6 until the cabinet order on October 9. Built by the Russian state firm Rosatom and financed by Moscow with a $10 billion loan, the project is opposed by neighboring EU member Lithuania, whose capital, Vilnius, is just 50 kilometers away. Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia are moving to a full decoupling from their Soviet-era common power system by 2025.
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