Scores of Russian soldiers waging war in Ukraine were exposed to deadly radiation as they went through the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, social media reports out of Belarus reveal.
Russians Took the Easy Way into Ukraine: Through the Radiation Zone
The area around the Chernobyl NPP and the nearby town of Pripyat has been abandoned since the 1986 catastrophe, one of the contributing factors to the demise of the Communist Soviet Union in 1991.
Therefore, the area should only be accessed with the necessary protective anti-radiation gear.
A large number of the troops in question went exactly through the abandoned Chernobyl NPP area simply because it is empty with much less resistance.
Now, numerous Russian soldiers have been taken to the city of Gomel (Homel) in Southern Belarus, where they are getting treatment for radiation sickness.
re #Chernobyl – radiation sickness appears to be a fact, digging trenches in the Red Forest possibly just an assumtion? the looted lab might have to be considered too?
primary source as follows? (FB-Account of Yaroslav Yemelianenko) pic.twitter.com/zYrTD3uYHu
— Wolf 🐺 Molkentin (@BlueEyedSailor) March 31, 2022
Day 35, Russian forces have reportedly started withdrawing from the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone Reports of Russian troops' possible exposure to radiation cannot be verified by the New Voice of Ukraine. However, Yaroslav Yemelianenko, the head of Chornobyl Exclusion Zone
— G_OLD Man (@G_Old_M) March 31, 2022
"Irradiated Russian terrorists who captured the #Chernobyl Nuclear PP were brought to the Belarusian Radiation Medicine Center in Gomel" informed Yaroslav Yemelianenko, a member of the Public Council at the State Agency of #Ukraine"https://t.co/yXq73wrxhm
— Ewa Lee (@EwaLee12688037) March 31, 2022
Russian Invaders Didn’t Care About Radiation Safety
According to Ukrainian nuclear agency employee Yemelianenko, “another batch of Russians” arrived at the radiation sickness treatment center in Belarus.
The Telegram channel with banned Belarusian news claims a total of seven busloads of Russian troops have been taken to the radiation medical center in Gomel just this week.
Yemelianenko emphasized Putin’s troops that went through and even occupied the Chernobyl disaster zone had gotten sick because they didn’t follow the simple safety rules of the area called “the Red Forest.”
He argued that the Russian command and its soldiers have displayed “minimal intelligence” about nuclear safety matters.
The Ukrainian nuclear expert pointed out “radiation is physics.” It works with no regard to one’s “status or shoulder straps” and that is why using radiation protection is mandatory in the Chernobyl zone.
Earlier this week, workers from the Chernobyl site outlined how the Russian troops who went through the exclusion zone of the Red Forest had no protective equipment. They caused clouds of radioactive dust that probably infected their bodies with internal radiation.
Two men from the Ukrainian staff that still mans the site explained the Russian tanks and armored vehicles went exactly through the Red Forest.
This is the most dangerous part of the radioactive zone around the Soviet-Era NPP, which lies about 65 miles to the north of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.
As the Russians went through an abandoned road in the disaster zone, the radiation censors monitored by the safety staff showed excessive levels of radiation as a result of the radioactive dust that the troops’ movement caused.
The acting director of the Chernobyl plant, Valery Seida, revealed his staff warned the Russian troops about the need for radiation safety, but they didn’t pay any attention.
In his Facebook post (above), Ukrainian nuclear expert Yemelianenko said the contaminated Russian troops will now have to live the rest of their “short lives with” radiation sickness.
About 10.000 hectares of forest in the exclusion zone near the #Chernobyl NPP are already burning as a result of hostilities.
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 27, 2022
— NEXTA (@nexta_tv) March 30, 2022