A Russian soldier has suffered a painful death after he died from radiation poisoning after fleeing the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with many others.
Seven busloads of Russian soldiers who are suffering from radiation poisoning later arrived at the Belarusian Radiation Medicine Centre in Gomel, according to the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN.
Russian troops occupied the highly toxic 20-mile exclusion zone around the nuclear power plant where people are banned from living there due to the very high levels of dangerous radiation as a result of the worst nuclear disaster ever seen in 1986.
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The soldiers foolishly dug trenches in the Red Forest in the highly toxic mud and as a result received “significant doses” of radiation after becoming seriously ill “very quickly.”
One employee at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant said the move was “suicidal” because any dust inhaled by soldiers will almost likely cause deadly internal radiation in their bodies.
He said, “The convoy kicked up a big column of dust. Many radiation safety sensors showed exceeded levels.”
Energoatom said that troops had withdrawn from the defunct plant after “panicking at the first sign of illness.”
The company said, “The information is confirmed that the occupiers, who seized the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and other facilities in the exclusion zone, have set off in two columns towards the Ukrainian border with the Republic of Belarus.”
Ukraine said that members of the Russian unit which occupied Chernobyl were forced to retreat due to severe radiation sickness.
The Ukraine Defence Ministry said, “The Russian occupiers have left the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
“Two key reasons: losses caused by the Ukrainian army and radiation exposure.”