Dozens of Russian troops 'fall ill with radiation poisoning at Chernobyl'
Concerns around how secure the new containment is have been growing since the Russian invasion caused a leak at a Zaporizhzhia facility
There are reports of dozens of Russian soldiers falling ill with radiation as President Putin's forces are beginning to withdraw from Chernobyl and its surrounding areas - territory which they have held since February 24.
As per a Facebook post from Yaroslav Yemelianenko - the CEO of the Chernobyl Tour and member of the State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management - "Another batch of irradiated Russian terrorists who captured the Chernobyl zone" were brought to the Belarusian Centre for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology in Gomel on Wednesday, March 31.
Furthermore, Yemelianenko's update was soon followed by reports by AFP citing a US official within the Pentagon, who said that Putin's troops are "walking away from the Chernobyl facility and moving into Belarus".
#UPDATE Russian forces have begun to pull out of the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power site, a US defense official said Wednesday, a day after Moscow said it would scale back attacks on two key Ukrainian cities https://t.co/apsEuYTsif
— AFP News Agency (@AFP) March 30, 2022
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