Lithuania has turned down a Russian proposal to build a new nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad enclave, it has been revealed.

Russia plans to build a 2.3GW nuclear power plant in Kaliningrad, which sits between Poland and Lithuania, reports Reuters.

Lithuania meanwhile is to build its own power plant.

The country has approved a plan to invest €5bn ($7.29bn) in the station, to be built between 2016 and 2018.

Italian power firm Enel is interested in the project and Russia is also talking to other potential partners, according to project leader Inter RAO.