April 08, 2022

Soldiers Flee Chernobyl Radiation


Soldiers Flee Chernobyl Radiation
One of the most radioactive sites on Earth, the Red Forest Wikimedia Commons, Jorge Franganillo

Ukraine’s state power company, Energoatom, made a statement early on March 31 that Russian soldiers were fleeing the Chernobyl power plant. In the statement, Russian soldiers were described as leaving Chernobyl and the city of Slavutych in groups; however, a handful remain. The company is claiming that soldiers received “significant doses of radiation” from the power plant and are now making their way to Belarus.

According to Energoatom, soldiers have been fortified in the Red Forest area since February. The four-square-mile wood surrounding the famous Chernobyl is known to be one of the most radioactive locations on Earth.

As of now, no statement has been made by the Kremlin as to the radiation claims.

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