Latvian thrill-seeking tourists arrested in Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant area

Source : 112 Ukraine

Offenders were found in the city of Pripyat
12:05, 24 July 2017

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Two Latvian residents were detained by law enforcers and guards of Chornobyl Speckombinat in the city of Pripyat, Kyiv region National Police press service reports. 

Young people (20 and 19 years old) illegally entered the exclusion zone for the purpose of extreme tourism.

Administrative protocols have been drawn up in accordance with Article 46-1 (Violation of the requirements of the radiation safety regime in the areas exposed to radioactive contamination) of the Code of Ukraine on Administrative offenses.

Foreigners will have to pay a fine.

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