Ukraine declassifies Soviet KGB archives on Chornobyl disaster Newly-revealed documents show this wasn't the first accident at the nuclear plant, while previous ones had been totally hushed down.
16:40, 22 June 2020
Ukrainian firefighters continue extinguishing forest fires in Chornobyl zone The fires are still raging in six forestry zones.
23:59, 30 April 2020
New energy chief soon to present Chornobyl zone development plan The plan provides for a number of measures to bring the Shelter into a safer condition by dismantling the unstable elements of the old confinement and the remains of the Chornobyl NPP's Unit 4.
11:40, 27 April 2020
Ukraine's interior minister reports all fires in Chornobyl zone extinguished (Photos) He thanked the firefighters and foresters for the work.
23:55, 26 April 2020
Zelensky says over 11,000 ha damaged by forest fires in Chornobyl exclusion zone Operations to extinguish the fires were under way near the Lubianka, Paryshiv, Dytiatky, and Denysovychi forestry areas on Sunday morning.
20:30, 26 April 2020
Ukraine commemorates 34th anniversary of Chornobyl disaster About 400,000 people were evacuated from the exclusion zone.
15:30, 26 April 2020
Reuters: Fires near Chornobyl pose 'no risk to human health,' IAEA says There had been "some minor increases in radiation."
14:20, 26 April 2020
"No threat to Chornobyl facilities": PM reports on wildfire response progress in northern Ukraine Massive forest fires in the Chornobyl exclusion zone broke out on April 4 before being put out on April 14 and then re-erupting on April 16.
22:40, 21 April 2020
"Absolute Apocalypse": Ukrainian film director uploads drone footage of Chornobyl wildfire aftermath (Video) The video shows hectares of devastated forests and abandoned houses.
21:20, 21 April 2020
EU ready to help Ukraine to eliminate Chornobyl fires – envoy As of today, Ukrainian firefighters are trying to contain three fires in the Chornobyl zone.
13:40, 21 April 2020
Police considering two versions of wildfire occurrence in Zhytomyr region Elimination of fires in the Chornobyl exclusion zone is still ongoing, the minister says.
18:57, 19 April 2020
Ukraine's wildfires could be planned sabotage – Interior Ministry Everything indicates this could be a pre-planned campaign with wind direction calculation.
21:26, 18 April 2020
NASA says it sees fires near Chornobyl break out again (Satellite image) The range of this fire from beginning to now has reached 50,000 acres which makes this wildfire the largest since the nuclear accident occurred.
01:25, 18 April 2020
Chornobyl wildfires: combustion products from exclusion zone could not pollute Kyiv air – Kulbida At the same time, the top expert says no precipitation is expected in Ukraine in the next 10 days.
15:40, 17 April 2020
New forest fire outbreaks reported in Chornobyl zone (Photo, video) A fire broke out near the village of Korohod in the exclusion zone.
18:30, 16 April 2020
Wildfire destroys 30% of tourist sites in Chornobyl zone However, main tourist attractions have survived the blaze.
13:00, 15 April 2020
Ukraine's president says there's no fire-related threat to Chornobyl NPP, spent fuel storage facility A few more days are needed to completely liquidate the remaining smoldering areas left after the devastating forest fire.
00:40, 15 April 2020
Rain helps beat forest fire in Chornobyl exclusion zone Radiation background remains within norm.
14:20, 14 April 2020