Chernobyl drone vid shows ‘Russian dug trenches exposing troops to deadly radiation’
Drone footage taken from the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant appears to have confirmed reports that Russian troops dug trenches and fortifications in some of the most irradiated parts of the region. Demonstrating the Kremlin’s disregard for…
Drone footage taken from the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant appears to have confirmed reports that Russian troops dug trenches and fortifications in some of the most irradiated parts of the region.
Demonstrating the Kremlin’s disregard for the safety of their troops, Russian soldiers ‘were ordered to dig trenches in one of the most radioactive sites on earth’. Delivering what could be a death sentence level of radiation to anyone working on site.
According to reports, some of the soldiers who were living there in the Red Forest became ‘sick after exposure to heavy doses of radiation and in need of medical treatment in Belarus.’
A government statement that accompanied the video read:
“They managed to dig trenches and live in the Red Forest, eat fish from local reservoirs, drink water and ride old military equipment, which was mothballed here due to high levels of radiation.”
The footage, which has been geolocated and widely shared on social media, shows mounds of disturbed earth and fortifications dug on the outskirts of the Red Forest, just a few miles west of the Chernobyl plant.
After the drone camera zooms out from the abandoned Russian positions and pans out, the ominous steel confinement dome that encapsulates the destroyed reactor can be seen in the distance.
Though reports that Russian troops were evacuated from the Red Forest to Belarus to receive treatment for ARS are yet to be confirmed by the UN’s nuclear watchdog, there is speculation that soldiers who built the fortifications could well have been exposed to high levels of radiation.
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