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Russian media spread lies about 'raised level of radiation' in Chornobyl exclusion zone
12:58, 30 June 2017
Russian media spread lies about 'raised level of radiation' in Chornobyl exclusion zone

Ukraine’s minister of environment and natural resources asks reporters to abstain from spreading such kind of information

12:58, 30 June 2017

Fire Rescue Vehicle, Chornobyl zone, June 2017
State Emergency Service of Ukraine

The current radiation level in Chornobyl exclusion zone remains stable – despite of the serious fire threatening to approach the nuclear power plant. Russian media, though, already used the news about the fire to spread pieces of fake information. Ostap Semerak, Ukraine’s minister of environment and natural resources wrote that on his Facebook page on Friday.

 ‘There’s a big fire in the exclusion zone. The State Emergencies Service workers have been doing everything necessary to extinguish it. At the same time, the Russian media already spread lies about allegedly significant increase of the radiation level in that area. I instructed the exclusion zone’s management to timely report on the situation, so that the Ukrainian and foreign media are aware of it. I am asking reporters to stay sharp and refrain from spreading any fake news,’ Semerak wrote.     

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