Russian troops have been evacuated from Chernobyl nuclear power plant as they have fallen sick with “radiation poisoning” and have been sent to a special medical facility in Belarus.
Russian troops are fleeing the defunct nuclear power plant and are “walking away from the Chernobyl facility.”
US intelligence have confirmed that Russian forces have pulled out from the region and the Ukrainian state agency are overseeing the exclusion zone.
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The agency warned that “irradiated” Russian soldiers were being evacuated by the bus load to a clinic in Gomel, Belarus for radiation treatment.
A US official told the AFP news agency that Russian soldiers are “walking away from the Chernobyl facility and moving into Belarus.”
They said, “Chernobyl is (an) area where they are beginning to reposition some of their troops leaving, walking away from the Chernobyl facility and moving into Belarus.
“We think that they are leaving, I can’t tell you that they’re all gone.”
Yaroslav Yemelianenko wrote on Facebook, “Another batch of Russian irradiated terrorists who seized the Chernobyl zone was brought to the Belarusian Radiation Medicine Center in Gomel today.
“Have you dug trenches in the Red Forest, bitches?
“Now live with it for the rest of your short life.
“There are rules for dealing with this area. They are mandatory because radiation is physics – it works without regard to status or shoulder straps.
“With minimal intelligence in command or soldiers, these consequences could have been avoided.”
Russian troops seized the nuclear power plant on day ten of the war and have held the staff hostage since.
Chernobyl staff previously warned that Vladimir Putin has sent his troops on a “suicide mission” as they had no radiation protection.
A Ukrainian worker at Chernobyl told Reuters that Russian troops had kicked up clouds of radioactive dust when they drove through the highly toxic “Red Forest.”
The Red Forest is highly contaminated with radioactive dust from the 1986 nuclear disaster and not even the staff at Chernobyl would dare go there.
A staff member said, “When they were asked if they knew about the 1986 catastrophe, the explosion of the fourth block (of the Chernobyl plant), they did not have a clue.
“They had no idea what kind of a facility they were at.
“We talked to regular soldiers. All we heard from them was, ‘It’s critically important infrastructure’. That was it.”