Rus News Journal

Today it is marked 24 - I anniversary of Chernobyl accident

the Largest nuclear technogenic accident in the world - failure on the Chernobyl atomic power station located in the north of the Kiev area, - has occurred in the night from 25 for April, 26th, 1986. The territory has been polluted by the area of 160 thousand square kilometres. Northern part of Ukraine, the West of Russia and Belarus have suffered.

the President of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych has visited today nuclear station where has assigned flowers to a memorial to heroes - to liquidators of failure.

Ukraine has endured the world`s largest technological failure on the Chernobyl atomic power station on April, 26th, 1986. Since then this day has turned to Day of grief on victims of Chernobyl tragedy and caution in use of peace atom - it is told in the widespread reference of president Victor Yanukovych to the people. The head of the state has declared that Eternal and light memory of heroes of different nationalities which have offered life for the sake of the civilisation future, remains in our hearts .

On the Mitinsky cemetery in Moscow will pass meeting of memory of victims in radiating failures and accidents. On this cemetery on the Walk of Fame 28 firemen from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are buried. They were lost at accident liquidation on CHAES. In today`s meeting which will begin at 14:00 Moscow time, the management of the Ministry of Emergency Measures of Russia, the Union " will take part; Chernobyl Russia, ambassadors of Belarus and Ukraine. pochtit memory of firemen from different cities of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus there will arrive relatives of victims and direct participants of liquidation of accident. They will assign wreaths to a memorial - to the fireman covering with the body a nuclear mushroom, and three bells of grief.

In chapels for the sake of an icon All Grieving Pleasure there will pass requiem on victims in radiating failures and accidents.

ITAR - TASS