Chernobyl NPP personnel stuck at work for 10 days

Russian troops now control the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. They do not release personnel and do not allow to replace specialists. People have been at the plant for ten days and are exhausted, reports Hromadske.

Photo was taken 100 meters from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s Unit 4 that exploded on April 26, 1986.
Photo: Serg Glovny / ZUMA Wire

The people who worked at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the first day of the Russian invasion remained blocked by the occupier’s troops at the plant. The invaders now control it, and personnel are not allowed out. Slavutich Mayor Yuri Fomichev says the workers are exhausted. The Russian military does not allow them to change, and the same people have been working for ten days. The invaders have divided the staff into two groups, who work on shifts. But people are tired mentally and physically.

“People are eating sparingly, and they have a limited supply of medications. They are having a tough time. Their relatives and friends here in Slavutich are also worried and don’t know what to do about it,” said the mayor of Slavutich.

Yuri Fomichev compares it to terrorism because there has never been such a precedent of seizing nuclear facilities and nuclear power plants in the world.

Russian troops seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on February 24 and are still controlling the nuclear facility.