"We will help [Lithuania and Ukraine]. It would be mean to have free capacity [of electricity] that is not used completely and not to help the suffering neighbor. It is not the Slavic or the Christian way," Lukashenko said.
The President of Belarus noted that, of course, it would be possible to close up and refuse to supply electricity to these countries. However, he will not do so because he "pities the people."
Earlier, head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Nikolai Shulginov stated his readiness to resume electricity supplies to Ukraine if it needs to be imported.
As it was reported earlier, on March 6, Yury Vitrenko declared that in 2022, Ukraine plans to separate the power system from Russia and Belarus. According to him, synchronization with ENTSO-E will also ensure the demonopolization of the electricity market in Ukraine and help implement effective transparent European rules and procedures.