Experts have given a grave warning on Monday, that toxic fumes could sweep across Europe as there are wild fires in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Chernobyl nuclear disaster happened on 26 April, 1986 after a nuclear accident happened on the No. 4 nuclear reactor power plant near Pripyat. It was considered the worst nuclear accident in history which sent a thin nuclear cloud over Europe.
Russian authorities are afraid the fire could reach abandoned vehicles causing explosions that will almost certainly spread the deadly toxic fumes across Europe.
The immediate vulnerable countries are Moldova, Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania, the toxic fumes have already hit Kiev and Belarus.
Kateryna Pavlova, a senior official involved in the firefighting, warned the current situation is far from under control.
She said: “At the moment, we cannot say the fire is contained.”
NASA have confirmed the smoke plume from the wild fires have reached Belarus, which is bordered with Russia, to the northeast Ukraine, to the south.
Russian authorities arrested a man for starting the fires, when the blaze started nine days ago.
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