Russian soldiers who seized the Chernobyl site of nuclear disaster drove their armored cars through a toxic area called “Red Forest” and without radiation protection.Radioactive dust clouds are createdLocal workers shared their opinions.
Two sources claimed that soldiers from the convoy were killed.They did not use anti-radiation equipment. Chernobyl’s second employee claimed thatIt was considered “suicidal” by the soldiers because the radioactive dust that they inhaled could cause radiation to their internal organs.
On February 25, Ukraine’s nuclear inspectorate reported that radiation levels rose at Chernobyl because of heavy military vehicles moving through the soil. However, no details about what exactly happened have been revealed.
Two Ukrainian workers spoke to Reuters because they were there when Russian tanks invaded Chernobyl on Feb 24, and took control of it. Staff remain responsible for safe storage and supervision of any remaining coated fuel. concrete left from the 1986 explosion.
One of the workers said that regular soldiers who were working at the facility with them had not been alerted to the explosion.
The Russian Defense Ministry refused to respond when asked about the accounts of Chernobyl personnel.
After seizing the plant, the Russian military stated that the radiation level was normal and that they had prevented “nuclear provocations” by Ukrainian nationalists. Russia has denied previously that its forces compromised nuclear facilities within Ukraine.
It got its name after hundreds of square kilometers worth of pine trees became reddened from absorbing sunlight.Radiation from the 1986 Explosion, one of the worst nuclear disasters in the history of the planet.
Chernobyl’s vast region is closed to all but those who work there or have a permit. However, the Red Forest is so polluted that even workers at nuclear power plants are not allowed to enter it.
Two employees claimed that the Russian military convoy passed through the region. One of them claimed that he used an old road. One source said that a large convoy of military vehicles traveled through a road right behind our installations. This road runs through the Red Forest. “The convoy raised A great column of dust. A number of radiation safety sensors measured levels that were higher than the legal limit.“, said.
“Nobody goes there…for God’s sake. There is no one there,” Seida told Reuters.