The Russian army took control of the city of Slavotich UkraineEmployees working on the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The information was released by the governor of the Kiev region this Saturday (26).
In a statement posted on a social network, Governor Oleksandr Pavliou did not describe how the city was taken, but said there was a protest in favor. Ukraine. The Russians fired into the air to disperse the protesters in central Slavotich.
The Russians have not yet commented on the capture of the city. They had already taken over the area where the ghost town of Pripat and the Chernobyl power plant were located.
What is Chernobyl and why is the city important
Slavutych is located close to the exclusion zone around Chernobyl.
In 1986, the worst nuclear disaster occurred at this former power plant. It does not work as a power generator but needs repairs there. There were workers in Chernobyl even after the occupation of the Russian army.
The site became a major point of contention, the presidency’s adviser said Ukraine Oleksi Arrestovich.
Friday, the Ukraine It was already known that Russian troops were near the city. About 25,000 people lived there before the attack.
The city council urged residents to try to stay calm.