On Thursday, the Ukrainian state nuclear company stated that the majority of the Russian forces who occupied Chernobyl nuclear plant were gone. After invading UkraineHe suggested that they had abandoned the plant and that radiation concerns had caused them to leave.
Even though Russian troops took Chernobyl under their control shortly after the February 24th invasion, the personnel of Ukraine at the plant continued to supervise the safe storage. Surveying the concrete remains of the reactor which exploded in 1986 and the spent nuclear fuelThis is the worst nuclear accident on record.
Energoatom, a state-owned company, said that these workers had indicated on Thursday that Russian forces planned to leave the territory.
“Information is confirmed that the occupants, who seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and other facilities in the exclusion zone, have split into two columns towards the Ukrainian border with the Republic of Belarus”He made the statement in a statement.
Energoatom also stated that Russia had officially agreed to transfer responsibility for Chernobyl protection to Ukraine in an online posting. He shared a scan from a document that outlined the agreement. It was signed by individuals he identified to be a senior Chernobyl official and the Russian military officer responsible for protecting Chernobyl.
Reuters could not verify the authenticity immediately. Russian authorities did not immediately comment on the authenticity of this document, claiming that they have never threatened Ukraine’s nuclear infrastructure.
Energoatom said it had also confirmed reports that Russian troops had built fortifications, including trenches, in the so-called Red Forest, the most radiation-contaminated part of the area around Chernobyl.
He stated that radiation concerns caused “a near mutiny among the soldiers”, which suggested that this was the reason for his sudden departure.
Ukraine has expressed its concern over the safety of Chernobyl repeatedly and has called for the withdrawal of Russian troops. They were present for a while but prevented the rotation staff.
Workers at the plant said earlier this week that Russian soldiers had driven through the Red Forest with no radiation protection and kicked up clouds of radioactive particles.
On Thursday, Energoatom’s director asked the UN nuclear watchdog for assistance in ensuring that Russian nuclear officials don’t interfere with Chernobyl’s operation and Europe’s largest Zaporizhzhian power plant. It is also occupied by Russian troops.