Russian forces have seized control of the Chernobyl power plant in northern Ukraine, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster after Kremlin forces invaded Ukraine in a “full-scale” assault by land, sea, and air.
Fighting broke out at Chernobyl on Thursday February 24, after Vladimir Putin launched a major invasion of Ukraine.
Russian troops appear to be advancing towards the Ukrainian capital Kiev after they overran the Chernobyl plant on the first day of Russia’s multi-pronged invasion of Ukraine, a spokeswoman for the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management, Yevgeniya Kuznetsov?.
“When I came to the office today in the morning [in Kyiv], it turned out, that the [Chernobyl nuclear power plant] management had left. So there was no one to give instructions or defend,” she said.