Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"The truth after Chernobyl: no one can say that will not happen again"

Kiev .- The president of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovich, said today that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is a "challenge of global magnitude" that only the world community united in a message to the people on the occasion of the 25 th anniversary of the tragedy. "Ukraine was long almost alone against the tragedy of Chernobyl.

Fortunately, we are not alone," said the head of state. Yanukovych said that a quarter century ago there was a "terrible measure of time: before and after Chernobyl." "Before April 26, 1986 the world was an illusion of security. After that date, no one can be assured of safety in the morning.

The central events in the Japanese 'Fukushima-1' confirmed this bitter truth," he said. Ukrainian President stressed that the April 26 the world honors the memory of those who gave their lives in the struggle against radiation. "We remember the firefighters, policemen, military, airmen, workers ...

To the heroes in the early days came to Chernobyl and practically with their bare hands they covered the destroyed reactor," the message of Yanukovych, released by the website of the Presidency. These men "saved the world from an even larger catastrophe, and we are grateful for that," the Ukrainian president.

Yanukovych complained that Ukraine can not properly compensate those who participated in the fight against the consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. "It hurts me that the State can not thank them worthy of their victory. But we will do everything possible to alleviate and improve their lives," he said.

The Ukrainian president said the country is committed more than anyone with the task of Chernobyl is not a "factor of fear and instability to the world." Acts reminders of the tragedy of Chernobyl, which happen all day, began this morning with a memorial service for victims of the greatest catastrophe in the history of peaceful use of nuclear energy.

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