The Chernobyl tragedy and the elimination of its consequences remain a symbol of a person’s struggle against an invisible enemy, and the Chernobyl area, 34 years after the accident, has once again become the center of attention in the event of fire.
Verkhovna Rada president Dmitry Razumkov drew attention to this point in his speech on the 34th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, published on the official BP portal.
“On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred in the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which agitated the whole world. The Chernobyl tragedy and the elimination of its consequences are always the symbol of a selfless struggle of a person against any enemy, even an invisible one, “said the speaker.
He noted the dedicated work of the firefighters who were the first to put out the fire at the fourth Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the doctors who fought for the lives of those who received radiation sickness, station staff. , radiation monitors, soldiers, scientists, builders and liquidators. All deserve the utmost respect and gratitude, said Razumkov.
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He also noted that in the 34 years following the Chernobyl accident, the overcoming of its consequences continues and that the Chernobyl area is once again in the spotlight in connection with the fires: “The sirens resound and the rescuers selflessly fight for our safety. “
The president of BP wished those who are struggling today with the elements of the area of alienation, strength and inflexible will.
“Chernobyl has changed the lives of millions of people, and the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster will be with us for many centuries. But I want to believe that humanity has learned this lesson,” said Razumkov.
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