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Vytautas Landsbergis About BelNPP: This Is War

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Vytautas Landsbergis About BelNPP: This Is War
VYTAUTAS LANDSBERGIS
PHOTO: DELFI / DOMANTAS PIPAS

Lithuania is on the front line.

Professor Vytautas Landsbergis, the first head of independent Lithuania, said that the construction of Astravets NPP in Belarus is an obvious plan of the Kremlin, showing hostility not only towards Lithuania, but also towards the entire European Union. This is a war, the professor said in an interview with Delfi.

"This aggressive plan and future actions are anti-European, they are carried out in accordance with the Kremlin policy. The Kremlin has declared that the EU is its enemy. This enemy must be stopped, broken and subordinated to the will of the Kremlin," - Landsbergis said at the international conference on Friday. Lithuania is on the front line, the professor said.

"We are very concerned about our fate. (...) It's a policy of demonstrating strength, not of agreements, of negotiations - it's a policy of dictatorship, because they think they have power. Yes, they have power - it is a bomb in Astravets. A bomb hanging over the eastern part of the EU, first of all over Lithuania," - Landsbergis said.

According to him, now Lithuania will live under constant threat, and the Kremlin's desire for revenge is to blame. "This planet is doomed because of the Kremlin's revenge, it is a revenge project. We must understand this and speak openly about it. This project represents aggression against Lithuania in the first place. Russia is the initiator of nuclear aggression - in this situation, I propose to give precise definitions," - the patriarch of conservatives said.

According to him, Russia acts with no hope and goes "to the abyss" both if we speak about the demographic crisis and the moral and environmental one. However, as Landsbergis noted, the Kremlin always has a plan in mind.

"In any case, they have the last one - the war. War is always possible. They always mean it. (...) As for Astravets, the war is already going on, if we want to stop this danger, we must speak openly about it," - the professor said.