Russians are now moving through Ukraine, but not without resistance.
One target that did reportedly fall, however, was the Chernobyl nuclear site.
According to reports, the Russians are now holding the staff that had been working there as hostages.
White House Outraged
The report did not sit well with Biden and company.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki expressed Biden’s disapproval over the move by Putin.
She stated, “We are outraged by credible reports that Russian soldiers are currently holding the staff of the Chernobyl facilities hostage.”
Psaki continued, “This unlawful and dangerous hostage-taking, which could upend the routine civil service efforts required to maintain and protect the nuclear waste facilities, is obviously incredibly alarming and deeply concerning.
“We condemn it and request their release.”
As you may recall, Chernobyl was the site of an explosion in 1986 that is considered the world’s worst nuclear energy disaster…
In 1986, the world saw the biggest technological disaster in Chornobyl. 🇷🇺's attack on Ukraine may cause another ecological disaster moving its military forces to Chornobyl. If 🇷🇺continues the war, Chornobyl can happen again in 2022. #StopRussianAggression #RussiaInvadedUkraine pic.twitter.com/WOdmOfPmhx
— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) February 24, 2022
According to at least one report, the Russian attack may have hit a waste repository, possibly leaking radiation on the area…
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) February 25, 2022
To think almost four decades later, Chernobyl could happen again.
Source: Washington Examiner