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Belarus has directed experts to restore electricity to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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            We informed you yesterday that the electricity to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had been switched off after Russian military took control of the site last month.

Despite the fact that it is no longer a functional power plant, Chernobyl – the site of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe – was never completely abandoned and requires continual supervision. At the location, spent nuclear fuel is cooled.

According to Reuters news agency, Belarus’s autocratic leader Alexander Lukashenko – a close friend of Russia – has asked Belarusian technicians to guarantee that electricity is delivered to the Ukrainian facility.

Chernobyl is located close the Belarusian border.

Ukraine had warned yesterday that there was a risk that radiation from the facility will leak as a result of the power outage. The UN nuclear inspector, however, stated that the outage will have no impact on safety.

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