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Russian troops exposed to radiation are leaving Chornobyl and Slavutych – Energoatom

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 18:22
Russian troops exposed to radiation are leaving Chornobyl and Slavutych – Energoatom

Alyona Mazurenko — Thursday, 31 March 2022, 18:22

The Russian occupying forces are planning to leave the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and its satellite town of Slavutych.

Source: Energoatom

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Quote: "The information is that the occupiers who took over the Chornobyl NPP and other facilities in the Exclusion Zone, have left in two columns, moving towards the Ukrainian border with the Republic of Belarus.

The inention to leave the CNPP was voiced to Ukrainian staff there this morning.

Currently, a small number of Rusсists still remains at the plant."

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Details: Energoatom also reports that they were able to confirm the information about fortifications and trenches built by the Russians directly in the Rusty Forest - the most polluted area in the entire Exclusion Zone.

It is noted that the occupiers received significant doses of radiation and panicked at the first sign of illness: "There was almost a riot among the servicemen, and they began to get ready to get out of there."

A column of Russian servicemen who had been besieging the town of Slavutych is currently also being formed to move towards Belarus.

In addition, the occupiers drew up and signed the "Act of Acceptance and Transfer of Protection of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant." In this act, the Russian troops wrote that the plant’s staff had no claims against them and that they had supposedly been "guarding" the plant all through the days of the blockade and captivity.

Background:

  • Energoatom stated that the Russian troops were exposed to serious external and internal radioactive contamination in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone.
  • The Russian occupying forces drove through the Rusty Forest in the Exclusion Zone without any protection, raising radioactive dust.
  • On 26 March, the Ministry of the Environment of Ukraine reported that in the Exclusion Zone near the Chornobyl NPP, 31 fires were burning on a total area of 10 111 hectares, and that the level of radioactive pollution was rising.
  • Russian troops seized the Chornobyl NPP on the first day of the full-scale invasion, on 24 February. The staff became hostages of the occupiers, as the Russians would not let them conduct a rotation. Staff exhaustion posed a direct threat to the safety of the NPP.

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