Russian troops are fighting Ukrainians in the town of Chernobyl this afternoon – a town about 60 miles away from the capital of Kiev. If storage facilities holding nuclear waste are damaged, a radiation fallout cloud could cover many European countries.
“If storage facilities are destroyed, the radioactive cloud could cover Ukraine, Belarus and the EU,’ said the Ukrainian adviser for interior affairs Anton Gerashchenko.
Troops entered the Chernobyl exclusion zone at around 3pm this afternoon local time, and since this announcement an adviser to Ukrainian President Zelensky warned that the nuclear storage ‘may’ have been hit. If that is the case, an ‘ecological disaster’ would ensue. Read more
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