‘Irresponsible’ Russian actions at Chernobyl ‘putting hundreds of millions at risk’; Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Russia’s actions at the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine are “irresponsible” and present a “very serious threat”, Ukraine’s deputy prime minister has said.

The site of the world’s worst nuclear accident is currently occupied by Russian forces.

Iryna Vereshchuk said Russian forces were “militarising” the site and storing a large amount of ammunition “in close proximity” to the station.

“It should be noted that recently Russian occupation troops have been using old and unconditional ammunition more often, which increases the risk of their detonation even when loading and transporting,” she said.

She also claimed “significant fires” had been started in the exclusion zone.

Ms Vereshchuk added: “In the context of nuclear safety, the irresponsible and unprofessional actions of Russian servicemen present a very serious threat not only to Ukraine but to hundreds of millions of Europeans.”

Source: Sky News

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