President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded state awards to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, who continued to work when the nuclear power plant was seized by Russian invaders.
The head of state stressed that they saved the world from another man-made disaster.
It is reported by the Office of the President.
“I express my gratitude to the personnel of the Chernobyl plant and all the workers of the exclusion zone who worked, who remained at the station and ensured uninterrupted work at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in truly inhuman conditions – in occupation and a direct threat to their lives. In conditions when the Russian invaders turned out to be so barbaric that they didn’t understand at all where they came from and what radiation safety is,” Zelensky said.
According to him, Ukrainian specialists worked professionally and to the maximum in order to maintain the normal operation of all Chernobyl facilities.
The President presented state awards to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, in particular, for courage and selflessness in ensuring the life of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant facilities under occupation.
Zelensky also thanked the Ukrainians who, under the conditions of occupation, ensure the operation of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.
“After that terrible night when Russian tanks fired at the buildings of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, the safety of this facility rests only on the professionalism and decency of our nuclear industry specialists – real heroes,” he stressed.
Earlier, Volodymyr Zelenskyy about how the invaders plundered the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and stole even things contaminated with radiation.
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