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    Chernobyl: Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Disaster
    Apr26

    Chernobyl: Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary of Nuclear Disaster

    Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine triggered a meltdown that...

    Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster
    Apr26

    Ukraine Marks 30th Anniversary Of Chernobyl Disaster

    Ukraine is marking the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster on April 26 with a memorial service and a series of events in remembrance of the world’s worst-ever civilian nuclear accident. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims
                            
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    Apr26

    On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims [Photos]

    KIEV – Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims
    Apr26

    On 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster, Ukraine remembers its victims

    KIEV – Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. …read more Source: The Peace River Record...

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation
    Apr26

    30 Years On, Chernobyl Still Leaks Radiation

    Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, when an explosion at the power plant near the town contaminated a wide area and sent radiation clouds across the globe. During the catastrophe, 31 people were killed, but it is estimated thousands more have died from cancers and other illnesses in the ensuing years. The reactor...

    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, containment is nearing completion
    Apr26

    30 years after Chernobyl disaster, containment is nearing completion

    KIEV, Ukraine — An international effort to seal the destroyed remains of the nuclear reactor that exploded in Ukraine 30 years ago is finally close to completion, and remarkably, considering the political revolution and armed conflict that have rocked the country since 2014, it’s close to being on schedule. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko Says Hopes For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine Within “Weeks”
    Apr26

    Poroshenko Says Hopes For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine Within “Weeks”

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he hopes jailed pilot Nadia Savchenko will return home from Russia as part of a prisoner swap “in a few weeks.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Apr26

    What We’re Following This Evening

    Chernobyl’s anniversary: Tomorrow marks the 30-year anniversary of the explosion at the Soviet power plant that killed several workers and exposed thousands of others to dangerous levels of radiation. About 120,000 people were evacuated from the surrounding area, including 43,000 from the Ukrainian city of Pripyat. Decades later, the...

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia
    Apr26

    NATO Must Strengthen Its Front Line Against Russia

    Janusz Onyszkiewicz, Imants Liegis, Elisabeth Braw Security, Europe Poland and Latvia’s former defense ministers have their say. On his visit to Estonia just before the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales, President Barack Obama stressed the importance of collective defense. “The defense of Tallinn and Riga and Vilnius is just as important as the...

    Ukraine names new naval commander
    Apr25

    Ukraine names new naval commander

    Allen ConeKIEV, Ukraine, April 25 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has appointed Lt. Gen Ihor Voronchenko as new commander of the Ukrainian Navy. …read more Source: United Press...