International Chornobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

April 26th is International Chornobyl Disaster Remembrance Day.

Today the whole civilized world remembers one of the biggest man-made disasters of mankind.

Tragic catastrophy happened 36 years ago at the Chornobyl nuclear plant, causing numerous casualties and environmental losses. The Soviet Union tried to hide the accident and silence those speaking about it. However, radioactive cesium contaminated most of Europe. Millions were exposed to radiation. More than 90,000 were forced to flee their homes, and more than 80 towns and villages in Ukraine became uninhabited.

The danger of repeating this tragedy today seems particularly cynical considering the Chornobyl disaster of the XX century. On February 24, 2022, russian troops occupied the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and the Exclusion Zone. The looting and destruction lasted for 36 days. The ruscists dug trenches in the Red Forest, one of the most radiation-contaminated areas in the Exclusion zone. They were exposed to significant doses of radiation.

The world must remember the Chornobyl tragedy. On the 36th anniversary, we commemorate the victims of radiation accidents and catastrophes. We are grateful to liquidators for their courage and heroism.