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Ukraine has declassified a new batch of documents about the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, they are published in the second book of the collection “Chernobyl KGB files. From construction to accidents.” This was reported on the website of the security Service of Ukraine (SBU).
The book contains 229 documents, dated from the beginning of 1970-ies until November 1986, i.e. before the commissioning of the object “Shelter” (“Sarcophagus”) after the disaster. Most of the documents published for the first time. “By the way, as the archival of the case, the Chernobyl accident has happened until April 1986, but they were hidden”, — is spoken in the SBU message.
The presentation of the book took place in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the online stream was on the website of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory. The first book in this series, which contains 210 documents, was released last spring.
The accident at Chernobyl happened on 26 April 1986. It is considered one of the largest manmade disasters in history. The explosion in the fourth unit of the plant were exposed to the radiation of almost 8.4 million people. Set up around the plant exclusion zone.
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