Ukraine’s Security Service archive declassifies details of Chornobyl accident

Source : 112 Ukraine

The compilation contains documents covering the period from the early 1970s to November 1986
16:06, 22 June 2020

Chornobyl nuclear power plant

The State Archives of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory have presented the second book of the collection "Chornobyl KGB file. From construction to the accident", the press service of Ukraine’s State Security Service reports.

"This publication contains 229 documents, most of which were published for the first time," the statement said.

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Director of the Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine and one of the compilers of the publication Andriy Kohut said that among the documents, included in the new book, were reports of accidents that had occurred in 1986, a transcript of telephone conversations at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant on the night of April 26, a copy of the first report accidents, information about the beginning of the investigation and construction of Chornobyl’s "sarcophagus."

According to archives, accidents at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant occurred until April 1986, but they were hidden.

As we reported before, almost 75,000 people, including 80% of foreigners, visited the Chornobyl exclusion zone during eight months of 2019.

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