34 years ago, the largest man-made catastrophe in human history occurred. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had serious long-term consequences both for Ukraine and for the whole world community. According to the UN General Assembly resolution “Long-term consequences of the Chernobyl disaster” 71/125, April 26 is annually marked worldwide as the International Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl disaster.
“We bend our heads in sorrow, remembering the heroes who, at the cost of their lives and health, saved human lives from the global nuclear catastrophe. We also remember the more than 5,000 highly qualified specialists who daily ensure radiological and environmental safety in the exclusion zone, working to ensure that present and future generations are safely protected from the effects of radiation. “- noted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Despite the results achieved, Ukraine faces many challenges every day related to both the Exclusion Zone management and Chernobyl in general. We still have a lot of work ahead of us. We urge all those who are not indifferent to continue our fruitful cooperation aimed at minimizing the long-term consequences of the Chernobyl disaster, in particular the sustainable development of the affected regions.