A handful of Kyiv residents came to pay tribute to those who deceased during the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, which occurred in April 1986.
Among the present were liquidators of the disaster and their relatives. At 1.23 a.m., the exact time when the explosion on the 4th unit of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant thundered, the church bell rang 31 times, as in 31 years since the catastrophe took place.
People laid flowers to the memorial of the liquidators of the Chornobyl disaster.
Leaders of Ukraine and Belarus will jointly participate in the events dedicated to the anniversary of the tragedy.
On April, 26, Ukrainians, Belorussians, Russians and several other nations remember those who gave their lives due to the Chornobyl nuclear disaster. It is known and widely referred to as the largest man-made catastrophe in the entire history. The tragedy took place at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, near Prypiat’ city, Kyiv region on April 26, 1986.