During a joint press conference with the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, this evening in Kyiv, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, considered that “The world was once again on the brink of disaster [lors de l’occupation russe de la centrale de Tchernobyl]Because for the Russian army, [cette centrale était] as a natural ground for conducting military operations..
‘They didn’t even try to worry about nuclear safety’The Ukrainian president continued, accusing the Russian forces of keeping the lands of the power station “A group of armored vehicles destroyed the Earth’s surface and raised an extraordinary amount of dust, in particular radioactive particles”.
Mr. Grossi revealed that there “ruin” They dug areas close to the power station region, promising a detailed report soon and work on restoring the infrastructure.
“No country in the world after 1986 has created such widespread threats to nuclear security in Europe and the world as Russia has since February 24.”The day of his invasion of Ukraine, the Ukrainian president persisted. On April 26, 1986, a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl power plant, contaminating much of Europe, especially Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. baptized “exclusion zone”the area within a 30-kilometer radius around the plant is still heavily polluted and it is permanently forbidden to live in it.
If at the end of March Russian troops withdrew from the Chernobyl power plant, they would still occupy the Zaporizhia plant in southern Ukraine. Mr. Zelensky on Tuesday urged foreign leaders to “effective response” That would ensure Ukrainian control of the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, including through the intervention of the Blue Helmets. Until today, three missiles were fired at Ukraine, which flew directly over the blocks of our nuclear power plants.was upset.
Ukraine has 15 reactors at four power plants in operation, in addition to waste depots, such as the Chernobyl power plant.
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