Poroshenko: main burden of Chornobyl disaster falls on Ukrainians

18:23, 26 April 2015
Ukraine
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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will always remember the daring exploits of those who saved the life of Ukrainians 29 years ago.

President Poroshenko thanked the team who are engaged in the construction of a safe Chornobyl containment facility / Photo from @STsegolko

On Sunday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko visited Chornobyl nuclear power plant and laid a wreath to the monument to the heroes of Chornobyl.

The president also talked with Chornobyl NPP's employees, an UNIAN correspondent reported.

"Today we, Ukrainians, continue bearing the main burden of the Chornobyl disaster and its tragic aftermath our citizens are living through now will obviously remain our trouble for many years. But I am convinced that our joint efforts aimed at the settlement of social, economic, environmental, health and many other pressing problems of the victims, the rehabilitation of the Polissia region, the safety of Chornobyl NPP, the Shelter facility, and the exclusion zone as a whole, will be the best expression of respect and commemoration of those who saved the entire world at the cost of their life and health during that tragic April night of 1986," Poroshenko said.

He also thanked the team who are now engaged in the construction of a safe containment facility at Chornobyl NPP. "Both the quality that we see here and business processes coupled with dedication guarantee that everything will be done properly. And we will always remember the daring exploits of those who saved the life of Ukrainians. And there is one very important thing: not a single person has applied for Chornobyl liquidator status or has been exposed to radiation exceeding permissible levels, during the work done in recent years. And the health and safety of people remain our priority," he stressed.

On April 26, 2015, Ukraine marks the 29th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster.

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