Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Russia has offered to help Ukraine put out the large-scale fires near Chernobyl

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Russia has offered to Ukraine to help put out the large-scale fires near Chernobyl
Russia has offered to help the Ukrainian authorities in the fight against large-scale fires in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, told the head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov Earlier, the Emergency Situations Ministry reported that the Ukrainian colleagues expect to cope with the emergency in the home , the agency in turn Shkiryak, reporting on the progress in the fight against disaster, said that the fire was localized at 10:30 environment and the situation is completely controlled fire Russian authorities offered assistance to Ukraine in the fight against large-scale fires in the area of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, he said journalists head of the Ministry of Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov. 

"We have offered assistance in the form of heavy aviation alert was given the whole monitoring system. All the indicators are stable, no changes have been recorded background radiation" - quoted him RIA "Novosti" reports. Earlier, the MOE the Russian Federation reported that the Ukrainian colleagues expect to cope with the emergency in the home, the agency said. On 29 April, the head of the State Service of Ukraine on Emergencies (GSCHS) Zoryan Shkiryak and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk announced the localization of fires on the territory of special plant "Chornobyl Forest" in the Kiev region in the Chernobyl exclusion zone. 

"I have been informed that, as of at 12:45 the fire is localized, "- said Yatsenyuk at a government meeting in Kiev. He stressed that the radiation background is normal, "Interfax". "When the allowable rate of 50 micro-roentgen immediate area (exclusion) does not exceed 21 roentgen, and in Kiev - no more than 11", - he informed the head of the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers. He informed that on April 28 to localize the fire were involved three aircraft and one helicopter GSCHS, and called for the renewal of the fleet and the acquisition of additional aircraft and fire fighting equipment. Shkiryak Avakov after suspected arsonin turn Shkiryak, reporting on the progress in the fight against disaster, said that the fire was localized at 10:30 environment and the situation is fully controlled fire.

According to him, all were 15 outbreaks of fires, and with this in mind we can talk about any arson or careless handling of fire, reports NEWSru.ua . A day earlier version of arson announced Interior Minister Arsen Avakov. Shkiryak also hastened to reassure the population about the background radiation near Chernobyl in the capital."I ask people in the capital and all Ukrainians react to stop the spread of panic information, in particular on social networks. It is not true. Today the situation is 100% controlled by," - said Shkiryak. According to the Ukrainian data, the total area of fires has decreased to 270 hectares.
 

There are more alarming data Meanwhile, the Russian state news agency TASS reports, citing an unnamed source in the administration of the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the situation with the fire remains "stable complex", and the fire is moving in west direction and "actually reached the area, which after the Chernobyl accident was more polluted." "Places where abandoned and difficult, which complicates the task of fire" - quoted by his companion. 

According to him, the fire is spreading centers, burning grass, shrubs and reeds on the banks of the river I do. In this case, said the administration was assured that Kiev is not threatened, "currently carried out reconnaissance of the entire area, brought new energy, heavy machinery digging fire glade. " It was reported that a fire in the complex forest "Chornobyl Forest", located in the exclusion zone and mandatory evacuation of Chernobyl in villages Buryakivka, ore-Ilinetsky, Glinka, Lubyanka Ivankov district, came April 28 at 12:45 in the square about 320 hectares. 

By Tuesday evening the situation worsened as the wind blows toward the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the fire zone were about 400 hectares of forest. Rescuers had to evacuate the squatters who not only lived in the exclusion zone, but also bred cattle there. Later in the afternoon, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that rescue workers can not cope with fire extinguishing, the cause of which could be arson. This suspicion has arisen due to the fact that there are pockets of fire in several places on both sides of the river. In turn, Yatsenyuk has collected a commission for emergency situations. Alarm alert also raised the National Guard and Interior Ministry units. 

Yatsenyuk also a helicopter flew over the area of forest fire, and on his return told reporters at the airport in Kiev, that the "situation is under control, but this is the largest fire in 1992, a fire of this magnitude we did not have."Shkiryak later told reporters that due to the timely involvement of fire Aviation was able to knock down a horse wildfire and to surround the main sources of ignitions.The same evening Avakov said that the fire stopped at five kilometers from the "burial" of radioactive waste Chernobyl. In connection with the allegations of arson in the exclusion zone and the National Guard under the Ministry of Interior units patrol the area intensively. It is noteworthy that the fire broke out two days after the April 26 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko visited the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at this station. 

He laid flowers at the monument to the heroes of Chernobyl and Chernobyl communicated with employees, and also said that Ukraine hopes on the international community to complete construction of a new sarcophagus over the destroyed fourth reactor of the Chernobyl NPP.

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