As Shmyhal posted on Telegram, Ukraine and the world faced one of the biggest man-made disasters — the accident at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant – 37 years ago.
"The silence and lies of the Soviet totalitarian regime about the tragedy led to terrible consequences that went far beyond the borders of contemporary Ukraine. In total, almost 5 million people were affected," Shmyhal emphasized.
"Today, Russia's barbaric attacks near the nuclear facilities of Ukraine, the occupation of the Zaporizhzhia NPP and its transformation into a military base put the world at risk of a new disaster, the scale of which may exceed the accident at the Chornobyl NPP," the Prime Minister noted.
Every civilized country must remember the events and consequences of April 26, 1986, in order to resolutely fight the Russian nuclear terror of today. "And the demilitarization of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant and sanctions against the entire Russian nuclear industry should be the first step on this path," Shmyhal stressed.
As reported, Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko states that the presence of Russian troops in the territory of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant – the Zaporizhzhia NPP – poses a direct threat to the nuclear safety of all mankind.
According to former minister of environmental protection and nuclear safety Yuriy Kostenko, the threat of a nuclear accident at the Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP is absolutely realistic and the consequences of this disaster will be much greater than those of the use of tactical nuclear weapons.