Anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine

19:22, 26 April 2017

Today Ukraine mourns for the victims of nuclear disasters in the world.

On April 26, 1986, this country suffered the most horrible men-made nuclear disaster in entire history, known as Chornobyl catastrophe. The fourth power unit in Chornobyl nuclear power plant exploded and went on fire.

The deadly radioactive cloud rose above the ruined power unit and contaminated the territories several neighboring countries, even in Finland and Sweden.

The amount of toxins and other harmful substances, that the Chornobyl explosion left outside, exceeded that of the 1945 attack on Hiroshima by 30 times.