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Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds

Belarus and Ukraine need to strengthen cooperation concerning the Chernobyl issue. It was stated by President Lukashenko to the journalists after visiting Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Together with his Ukrainian colleague, Alexander Lukashenko honored the memory of the deceased Chernobyl liquidators. The two presidents laid baskets of flowers to the Wall of Remembrance at the Chernobyl Heroes Memorial near the administrative building of the power station.

Presidents Lukashenko and Poroshenko were shown the equipment for the new safe shelter of the fourth Chernobyl Power Station unit on stands. Today the project “Ukrytie-2” is the largest isolation arched structure in the entire history.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:
Both Belarusians and Ukrainians understand that the Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds. Belarus and Ukraine are trying to overcome this tragedy together. A range of joint projects concerning radioecological monitoring and radiation control of agriculture and forestry, coordination of scientific and informational work has been carried out. We cooperate successfully within the Chernobyl projects of international organizations. However, the potential of Belarus and Ukraine is not used to its full extent. I am sure that our scientists, doctors, ecologists, all people who are working on the elimination of the disaster’s consequences, on the preservation of people’s health on the affected territories can and must do a lot more.

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus and Ukraine understand that Chernobyl disaster knows no bounds