Posts tagged as incident

NATO’s Kings of the world in the Baltic States and Poland

By Jonas Dringelis on Friday, April 30, 2021

A U.S. Army Apache helicopter unit’s planned visit in September to World War II sites in Gdansk (Poland) devolved into a drunken escapade at an off-limits strip club, leading to the suspected drugging of a battalion executive officer who went missing and wasn’t found until the next day, an U.S. Army investigation found. The incident involving the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade’s “No Mercy” battalion during its recent deployment to Europe…

Belarus admits need to ‘correct operations’ at nuclear plant after reported incident

Thursday, December 3, 2020

A day after an NGO reported about an incident at the Belarusian nuclear plant, the country’s Energy Ministry admitted that a “need has been identified” to fix the steam covers of the emergency cooling system. “The need for additional correction of the operation of the steam sound absorbers covers has been identified,” the ministry  said on its Telegram page,  according to Belsat, a Belarusian media organisation based in Poland. Ecohome (Ekodom), a…

Belarusian NGO reports incident at Astravyets nuclear plant

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Ecohome, a prominent environmental NGO in Belarus, has reported that another incident took place at the country’s Astravyets nuclear plant located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius. According to Ecohome (Ekodom), the cooling system of the first reactor was damaged. No Belarusian media or official institution has so far issued any comments regarding the alleged incident. Lithuania has turned to the appropriate Belarusian ministry for information. Several days after launch, the…

Belarus nuclear plant resumes operations following earlier incident

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The Astravyets nuclear power plant in Belarus resumed generating electricity in the early hours of Thursday after halting a week and a half ago, Lithuania’s power transmission system operator said. “Litgrid’s System Control Centre recorded, at around 2 a.m. on November 19, data showing electricity being produced at the Astravyets NPP and supplied into the grid,” the operator said. It said the plant was operating at a capacity of around…

Lithuania asks Minsk for official information on Astravyets NPP incident

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lithuania has asked Belarus to provide official information on Sunday’s incident at the Astravyets nuclear power plant, located some 50 kilometres from Vilnius, according to a diplomatic note handed to Minsk by Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry. Connected to the Belarus power grid last week, the Astravyets nuclear power plant is not producing electricity since Sunday noon. The Belarusian Energy Ministry said on Monday “the need to replace individual electrical engineering measuring…

Incident reported at Belarus nuclear plant days after launch

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Belarus’ nuclear plant in Astravyets, some 50 kilometres from Vilnius, suffered a technical incident that put the facility out of operation, according to sources of the country’s independent media outlet TUT.by. Lithuania’s transmission system operator, Litgrid, confirmed to BNS that the plant has been out of operation since Sunday midday. The nuclear plant started producing electricity on November 3, just five days before the incident. Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko took part…

Bad news for the Lithuanian army

By Adomas Abromaitis on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Confidence in National Defence Sysytem in Lithuania is lowering and the image of the Lithuanian armed forces has worsened. The trend is becoming apparent from 2018 because of some incidents with the military which undermine d population’s trust. A new unpleasant one occurred recently. A young man (born 2000) was raped in Grigiškės, a suburb of Vilnius. According to Delfi , on June 28, police received information that a young…

Vilnius police drops child kidnapping investigation – ‘there was no such incident’

Monday, January 20, 2020

Vilnius police concluded that there was no abduction of a girl following a two-day search operation that produced no evidence. The operation was launched on Wednesday night based on witness reports about a suspected abduction of a girl. However, no missing child was identified. Read more:  Child allegedly abducted in Vilnius, police launch search “I can assure Vilnius residents that there was no such incident as a child kidnapping,” Saulius…

One dead, one missing after Polish yacht incident in Lithuania

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

One person died and one is missing after a Polish sailing yacht with a crew of seven capsized in the Lithuanian zone on the Baltic Sea, spokesman of the Maritime Search and Rescue Service Rafal Goeck told PAP on Monday. The incident occurred near the port of Klaipeda, before 6pm on Sunday. The Polish vessel Lilla W., with seven people on board ran aground, and as a result capsized. Lithuanian…

Britain says Iranian vessels tried to block tanker in Gulf

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The British navy said it prevented three Iranian paramilitary vessels from impeding the passage of a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz early Thursday, a day after Iran’s president warned of repercussions for the seizure of its own supertanker. Iran’s Revolutionary Guard denied the allegations, saying if it had received orders to seize any ships it would have done so immediately. The incident came at a time of…