Movement against the Astravyets NPP 

The movement against the Astravyets NPP is a civil society organisation, established in January 2020 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Our organisation stresses that:

  • the construction of the Astravyets NPP is discontinued, the nuclear power plant is closed and/or a different and safe site is selected, 

  • Lithuania and the EU take all possible efforts to ensure the safety of the NPP,

  • the electricity produced in the Astravyets NPP does not access the EU market,

    the Movement against the Astravyets NPP proposes to take the following measures:


  • To submit to the European Parliament the Petition for blocking the unsafe Astravyets nuclear power plant (Reactor 1), banning imports from this plant to the EU/associated countries, and speeding up the synchronisation of the Baltic States with the European Continental Network (to sign the petition, click here:; 

  • To organise discussions and other awareness-raising events, as well as civic campaigns with a view to ensuring appropriate and objective information of Lithuanian and foreign civil societies about the threat posed by the unsafe Astravyets NPP and possible ways of preventing it; 

  • To adopt legal acts containing provisions on response to the consequences of possible accidents at the Astravyets NPP for the Republic of Lithuania and on the procedure and conditions for assessing the expenses already incurred in the course of preparatory work and for compensating for all damages; 

  • To supplement the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on the List of Constitutional Laws and adopt a new constitutional law on the threat posed by the Belarusian NPP;

  • To withdraw from the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage limiting the share of compensation for potential losses;

  • To adopt, on the international level, the political position of blocking the EU’s initiatives for signing the agreement with Belarus (partnership priorities) until the construction of the Belarusian NPP in Astravyets is terminated and the nuclear power plant is closed and/or the project is relocated;

  • To achieve that the European Commission and the Council express their full solidarity with Lithuania by recognising that the Belarusian NPP poses a threat and by taking a decision on banning the import of electricity from the Belarusian NPP (Reactor 1) in Astravyets to the EU market; to achieve that this EU position is adopted or supported by other Lithuanian allies, including Ukraine, the US, and other NATO member countries;

  • To take immediate measures to mobilise the efforts of democratic states and coordinate their joint actions with a view to closing the Astravyets NPP; 

  • To seek that Lithuania’s allies impose sanctions against the constructor of the Astravyets nuclear power plant and other enterprises and intermediaries engaged in the construction of the Astravyets nuclear power plant and the trade in the dirty energy generated by this plant;

  • To comply with the legal provisions on banning the purchase of electricity from countries in which unsafe nuclear power plants operate, that is, from Belarus;

  • To establish the ways and financial resources for the full compensation for the damages incurred by the state, people and environment of Lithuania in the event of a possible accident at the Belarusian NPP.