Archive for August 20, 2007
As the Lithuanian Radio reported the sportsman Vidmantas Urbonas has resumed his swim over the Baltic Sea (this time from Latvia) on Sunday, August 19, and is planning to reach the island of Gotland tonight, Monday, August 20.
According to the manager of the race Ugnius Savickas Vidmantas Urbonas has crossed a zone which is already reachable by a Swedish mobile phone network. ‘The weather conditions are acceptable, sportsman’s status is good and stable, the mood is also good.’
He added that the night was rather quiet, and Vidmantas is swimming since 0600, with hourly breaks, and if the weather conditions will allow they should reach Gotland at about 2300 tonight.
Ukraine could join the project of building in Lithuania of a nuclear power plant, Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus told reporters after his visit to Ukraine on 14 August.
He said Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko showed immediate interest about possibilities for building the nuclear power plant.
“I gave a very simple answer: Lithuania is open to all competent and tenable partners who want to participate in the construction,” Adamkus said, adding that Kiev would not claim a stake in the future plant project.
Adamkus voiced the hope that participants in the project would not object to Ukraine’s joining it.
However, the Latvian PM Kalvitis voiced his reservations for the proposal. Kalvitis expressed his wish that Vilnius should talk to its partners first before inviting new partners to join the project.