activities with radioactive activities may result in another Cheronbyl
When the notorious
orange revolution finally ended in Ukraine and Viktor Yushchenko
took the office of the Ukrainian President, the official Kiev
gave a secret promise to several Western states. Ukrainian politicians
said that the state was ready to accept spent nuclear fuel and
chemical wastes from the West. Strangely enough, Yushchenko did
not have enough money to build up-to-date burial facilities for
to abide by its obligation, though, taking into consideration
the fact that it was receiving adequate financial assistance from
the West. The solution was found quickly: the Ukrainian administration
decided to dump the radioactive and toxic garbage very close to
Russia's borders. There are a lot of desolate mines in the Donetsk
and Lugansk regions of Ukraine, so it was decided to use the mines
as storage facilities.
chemical wastes were buried in several mines and quarries very
close to settlements. It is worthy of note that the abandoned
coal mines are not equipped to house such dangerous cargoes. Therefore,
Ukraine may experience another Chernobyl in the event a state
of emergency occurs there. Russia's territory is situated very
close to the mines. Nuclear dust may cover six Russian regions.
To crown it all, such a perspective does not seem to be exciting
for Europeans either, who still shudder at the sound of the word
newspaper Independent Morning Post has recently published a sensational
material. Ukraine, the newspaper wrote, sold over 500 tons of
warfare agent, sarine, to China several years ago. This poisonous
gas had been stored in Ukraine for years, during the existence
of the Soviet Union. Ukraine decided to get rid of the dangerous
substance before international inspectors could find it: sarine
was sold to China. It goes without saying that Kiev has been rejecting
any accusations of illegal sales, nor has it acknowledged the
fact of storing other internationally banned poisonous substances.
then-commander of radioactive and chemical defense, Viktor Litvak,
told reporters several years ago that there were practically no
warfare agents in Ukraine. The official acknowledged the presence
of a meager quantity of mustard gas and a kilo of phosgene. Viktor
Yushchenko is certain, though, that the real state of affairs
is different: the now-resigned Secretary of the Ukrainian Security
Council, Peter Poroshenko, informed Yushchenko of the opposite
quite a while ago. However, the Ukrainian government does not
seem to be willing to inform neighbors of its commercial "chemical"
media outlets report about numerous occurrences of poisoning among
the population living in various parts of the country. Children
living in the settlement of Khomutets, the Poltava region of Ukraine,
have been suffering from a whole bouquet of diseases for almost
seven years: the loss of eyesight and memory, pancreatitis, etc.
The territory of the settlement has been contaminated as a result
of leakage of an unknown poisonous substance.
over 50 military chemical objects in Ukraine. However, there is
absolutely no information about them whatsoever. Specialists of
ecology have never succeeded to obtain comprehensive data about
the state of affairs on those warehouses and test grounds.
the Ukrainian security service have recently detained three officers,
who tried to sell 80 kilos of strong poison, chloropicrin, which
they had stolen from a warehouse. This fact proves that Ukraine
does not hurry to bid farewell to its Soviet past.
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