Ukrainians remember Chernobyl disaster


Young Ukrainians hold candles during a ceremony near the memorial for ‘liquidators’ who died during cleaning-up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster.

In the early hours of April 26, 1986, the Unit 4 reactor at the Chernobyl power station blew apart.

Facing nuclear disaster on unprecedented scale, Soviet authorities tried to contain the situation by sending thousands of ill-equipped men into a radioactive maelstrom.

The men barely lasted more than a few weeks suffering lingering, painful deaths.

The explosion of Unit 4 of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is still regarded the biggest accident in the history of nuclear power generation.

Photo EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

One response to “Ukrainians remember Chernobyl disaster”

  1. Ostap Chujko says:

    Yes, we remember the Chernobyl disaster.
    We Ukrainians know how dangerous nuclear power can be.
    We believe that every European citizen should visit the Chernobyl station. Now it’s completely safe.
    It is necessary to know how dangerous nuclear energy is.

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