Tymoshenko: quarter century of Chornobyl

10:08, 27 April 2011
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Yulia Tymoshenko is calling on Ukrainians today to honor the memory of the victims of the Chornobyl disaster, according to Official website of Yulia Tymoshenko.

"Let`s light candles today to remember with gratitude those who 25 years ago gave their lives to save us from catastrophe. A quarter century of Chornobyl…" Yulia Tymoshenko wrote today on Twitter.

On this day 25 years ago an explosion destroyed reactor number four at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Approximately 600,000 people were involved in putting out the fire and cleanup efforts.

According to the organization "Chornobyl Union", out of the 600,000 liquidators, 10% died and 165,000 were disabled.

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