After the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chernobyl, A Ukrainian soldier is photographed with a Ukrainian flag at a nuclear power plant. Russia occupied the area at the end of February.
Ukrainian authorities announced today that the area north of the city of Pripyat is again under Ukrainian control.
“Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have taken control of the city of Pripat and the territory of the Ukrainian state border with the Republic of Belarus. We continue to carry out combat missions! Glory to Ukraine!” Facebook Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
According to Ukrainian officials, although the structure of the plant has not yet been damaged, Russian troops are likely to be exposed to radiation in the last month since they occupied the site.
The departure of the Russians from the site was considered a major victory for the Ukrainians who feared a new danger at the plant.
However, Rafael Grozi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported that the retreat of Russian troops could lead to a “local” increase in radiation caused by the movement of vehicles.
last week, The Ukrainian state agency says Russian troops have attacked and looted a laboratory in Chernobyl.. According to the agency, the site was monitoring radioactive waste.
Reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl power plant in Ukraine exploded in 1986, causing the largest civilian nuclear disaster in history. Since then, it has been covered with double sarcophagus, the first Soviet-made, now random, more modern, inaugurated in 2019.
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