The level of radiation at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is abnormal after a month of occupation by Russian troops. This was stated by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Grossi on April 26 during a visit to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
The head of the IAEA stressed that the short Russian occupation of the zone was “very, very dangerous.”
“The level of radiation at the site of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant increased abnormally after Russian troops captured the area. The level of radiation, I would say, is anomalous. There were some moments when the level increased as a result of the movement of heavy equipment that the Russian troops brought here, and when they left,” Grossi said.
IAEA experts arrived at the nuclear power plant on the anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster and carried out radiological and other measurements.
The Russian invaders seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the first day of the large-scale attack of the Russian Federation on Ukraine on February 24. For more than three weeks, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was under Russian occupation.