Kubilius, the leader of the opposition at the Seimas, said this in response to Lithuanian Energy Minister Jaroslav Neverovic's criticism of his predecessor, Arvydas Sekmokas.
Neverovic said on Wednesday that the former Conservative government's request that international donors suspend funding for the plant's closure projects was „complete capitulation“.
„The minister's words mean either that he has not gone deep enough into the subject matter or that he is obviously politicking. Under the 2005 contract between the INPP and the Nukem-led consortium, it was (the consortium) that had to perform the most important and the most costly work that would allow starting the dismantling of the INPP,“ the chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats said in a statement.
„On top of chronic delays in carrying out the work, it turned out that the spent nuclear fuel storage casks supplied by the consortium do not comply with (…) the technical requirements. It was these constant contractual breaches that raised the issue of suspending the financing of the work. Capitulation will be when we resume paying Nukem for unperformed work,“ he said.