The president of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Dmitri Razoumkov, with his assistants, placed flowers on the commemorative panel “To the warriors of Chernobyl” and to the commemorative wheelbarrow “To the heroes of Chernobyl”.
This was reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
“The president of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmitry Razumkov, the first vice-president Ruslan Stefanchuk, the vice-president Elena Kondratyuk and the chief of staff of the Verkhovna Rada Vyacheslav Shtuchny have honored the memory of the liquidators of the Chernobyl disaster” , says the press release.
The solemn flower-laying ceremony on the occasion of the 34th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident took place near the commemorative panel “To the Chernobyl warriors” and the commemorative wheelbarrow “To the heroes of Chernobyl”.
“In some aspects of the events of 1986 and of what is happening today, they are similar, because then there was also a threat not only for Ukraine, but for Europe and more. Thanks to those who sacrificed their health, their life 34 years ago, today we can live here, “said Razumkov.
The Head of Parliament also stressed that the world and humanity today face another challenge – a global pandemic, which also threatens our health and those of our loved ones.
“We have to remember that it is only by joining forces, consolidating society and the country that we can withstand such challenges,” he said.
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As noted, April 26 marks the International Day of Remembrance for the Chernobyl disaster.
April 26, 1986 at 1 a.m. 23 minutes a powerful chemical explosion occurred in the fourth power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, destroying part of the reactor block and the engine room.
The explosion caused a fire, which spread to the roof of the third power unit.
After the explosion and fire, a radioactive cloud formed, which covered not only the territory of modern Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, but also the territories of many European countries – Sweden, Austria, Norway , Germany, Finland, Greece, Romania, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia. According to the international nuclear accident scale (INES), this accident was classified according to the seventh highest level of danger.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru