The Russian military, who seized the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and other facilities in the exclusion zone, moved in two columns towards the Ukrainian border with Belarus.
Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company “Energoatom” informed this on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.
“It has been confirmed that the occupiers, who seized the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and other facilities in the exclusion zone, marched in two columns towards the Ukrainian border with the Republic of Belarus,” the company said, noting that a small number of Russian soldiers remained at the plant.
In addition, a column of Russian soldiers, who were besieging Slavutych, a satellite city of Chornobyl nuclear power plant, is being formed to move towards Belarus.
According to Energoatom, it has been also confirmed that the Russian military were building fortifications, trenches in the “Red Forest” – the most toxic zone in the entire exclusion zone.
“So it is not surprising that the occupiers received significant doses of radiation and panicked at the first symptoms of the disease, which occurred very quickly. As a result, almost a riot broke out among the military, and they began to escape from there,” the company wrote.
As Ukrinform reported, on February 24, 2022, Russian invaders captured Chornobyl NPP. On March 20, Chornobyl NPP’s personnel were partially rotated and the persons who had been staying within the plant’s site temporarily occupied by Russian troops were evacuated.