The EU will coordinate with Russia the disconnection of the Baltic power networks from its

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy fotobanka in the EU. Archival photoThe EU will coordinate with Russia the disconnection of the Baltic power networks from its© RIA Novosti / Alexei Vitvitskiy the image Bank

The EU will consider the impact of the process of disconnecting the power grids of the Baltic countries from Russia on its network, as well as to coordinate steps for implementation of this project, which could affect the Russian electrical system, said the European Commissioner for energy and climate Miguel arias Cañete, at a press conference on Tuesday.

«We can assure you that during training and during implementation of this project, its impact on the operation of the electrical systems of Belarus, Kaliningrad and Russia will be carefully considered. And any other steps that affect the mentioned electrical systems will be done in full coordination with all stakeholders,» he said.

The European Commission and energy Ministers of the Baltic countries at a meeting in Brussels on Monday agreed by may next year to find a solution on how to integrate the mains of the region and the rest of the EU, disconnecting them from the power system of Russia, said the European Commission. Synchronization of networks of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia with the European network through Poland will increase energy security of the EU, said the EC.

Baltic countries earlier said they are preparing to exit from the electricity grid, BRELL (Belarus, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania) to join the energy market of the European Union, to synchronize their systems with those of continental Europe they expect by 2025. The Baltic States and Poland in may reached a preliminary agreement on synchronization of energy systems of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia with the networks of continental Europe through Poland, through the already built link LitPol Link. The parties did not preclude the future construction of new power bridges. However, in early September it became known about disagreements between the Baltic countries on this project.

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