TOUkrainian presidential adviser says Ukraine lost control of decommissioned Chernobyl nuclear power plant after fierce battle.
According to the adviser to President Volodymyr Zelensky, Mikhail Podolyak, it is not known what condition the nuclear power plant facilities, the shelter and the storage of nuclear waste are in.
In April 1986, a nuclear reactor in what was then Soviet Ukraine exploded, releasing radioactive waste across Europe in the world’s largest nuclear disaster. The blown up reactor was covered with a protective cover to prevent leakage of radiation, and the entire plant was taken out of service.
Podolyak stated that after the “absolutely senseless attack of the Russians in this direction, one cannot say that the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is safe.”
He said that Russia could arrange provocations there, and called the situation “one of the most serious threats to Europe today.”