"34 years ago, an unprecedented tragedy took place on Ukrainian soil: a peaceful atom, designed to make life easier and improve people's well-being, got out of control and became a threat to all living things on a large territory around the Chornobyl nuclear power plant and far beyond ...
On this day, we bow our heads to the blessed memory of the heroes who saved the future from radiation danger and retreated into eternity.
A deep respect for the liquidators and kind words addressed to representatives of various professions who today provide for the restoration and development of territories exposed to radioactive contamination, and also protect these lands from new natural disasters.
The Chornobyl disaster is, without exaggeration, a planetary disaster. It has become not only a bitter lesson from the recent past but also a warning for the future. Planet Earth is the cradle and home of all mankind, and therefore its preservation is the responsibility of every person and the common duty of all nations of the world," the president wrote.
Zelensky is also convinced that the key to solving the global problems of our time, including the Chornobyl tragedy, will continue to be international solidarity and well-coordinated work for the sake of a better future for the present and future generations.
As we reported before, almost 75,000 people, including 80% of foreigners, visited the Chornobyl exclusion zone during eight months of 2019