Address of Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine Oleksandr Turchynov on the occasion of the anniversary of the Chornobyl tragedy
33 years have passed since the tragedy at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Station. The largest nuclear catastrophe in the history of mankind, a tragedy a planetary scale had seared the souls of millions of our compatriots. Our state is still affected by horrible ecological, socio-economic and medical consequences of this tragedy.
Heroes-liquidators by their immortal feat saved the lives of millions; they protected Ukraine from nuclear apocalypse at the cost of their own lives. They are the embodiment of all Ukrainian people - strong in spirit, devoted to duty, courageous and selfless! Ukrainians will never forget the Chornobyl tragedy and their saviors. May their memory live forever...
The whole world should unite efforts around Chornobyl in order to prevent another terrible catastrophe!