180-degree turn: Lithuania accused of lying about the consumption of energy from BelNPP

In February, the scope of disinformation cases about Lithuanian position on the BelNPP increased more than a half thus the contact reach of these messages increased accordingly. The main reason why this happened might be related to events such as the announcement of Ministry of Energy of Belarus that Lithuania lies about the consumption of electricity produced in the BelNPP, the eventual visit of the ENSREG safety expert delegation to BelNPP and the resolution of the European Parliament.

According to the analysis carried out DebunkEU.org and Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this might indicate that in addition to the goal of protecting the BelNPP from negative information, pro-Kremlin media probably has another goal – to discredit the Lithuanian authorities and its policy at any given circumstance.