It will take years after Russia’s withdrawal to assess the damage inflicted to Chornobyl NPP
The President reminded that thousands of tonnes of contaminated materials had been disposed of in the entire 30-kilometer exclusion zone after the Chornobyl disaster. On February 24, Russian armored vehicles passed through this land, lifting radioactive dust into the air.
He stressed that Russia had turned the Chornobyl NPP into an arena of war as well and used the 30-kilometer territory to prepare new attacks against Ukrainian defense forces.
On March 20, the Chornobyl NPP staff was partially rotated and people who had stayed in the territory of the plant, temporarily occupied by Russian troops, were evacuated.
Russian invaders looted and destroyed the cutting-edge Central Analytical Laboratory, worth EUR 6 billion, located in the exclusion zone.