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Russian forces leave Chernobyl |  Newspaper

Russian forces leave Chernobyl | Newspaper

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Russian forces began withdrawing from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which they seized on February 24, the first day of the invasion of Ukraine. This is what Ukraine’s nuclear energy agency Energoatom said on Telegram on Thursday.


The forces that occupied the position moved “in two columns to the border” between Ukraine and Belarus. It is said that there are only “a few” soldiers left at Chernobyl.

“There is also evidence that a column of Russian soldiers making up the city of Slavutych (where the factory employees reside) is currently preparing to make its way to Belarus,” Energoatum said.

A Pentagon executive, who asked not to be identified, said on Wednesday that the Russian military has begun withdrawing from Gostomel and Chernobyl airports bound for Belarus.

Meanwhile, the AIEA is preparing for a mission to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Among other things, you want to check whether the nuclear waste from the nuclear power plant that exploded in 1986 is still safely stored.

“The IAEA is in close consultations with the Ukrainian authorities on sending a first aid and support mission to the Agency to Chernobyl in the coming days,” IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said.

In 1986, the Chernobyl 4 reactor exploded, becoming the worst nuclear disaster ever. After the disaster, other reactors were gradually closed, most recently in 2000.