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Oil Report

Lithuania stops power trade with Belarus as nuclear plant comes online

VILNIUS, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Lithuanian transmission system operator Litgrid said on Tuesday it had ceased all power trading with Belarus, having detected Belarus’ Astravets nuclear power plant beginning production.

Lithuania bans imports of power from nuclear power plants it deems unsafe, such as Astravets, an allegation which is denied by Belarus.

The change means power from Belarus and mainland Russia can no longer be sold in the Lithuanian market, which is the entry point for imports to the Baltic States, which also include Latvia and Estonia. (Reporting By Andrius Sytas, Editing by Helena Soderpalm)

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