Fallout from Chernobyl disaster still a 'very important challenge' for Belarus

27 April 2018

The explosions at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine exposed around 8.4 million people to life-threatening radiation, and the three countries affected are still living with the consequences today.

In an interview with UN News to mark the anniversary of the disaster, which took place on 26 April 1986, the Permanent Representative of Belarus to the United Nations in Geneva, Yury Ambrazevich, told Sandra Miller that around 70 per cent of the radioactive fallout spread across his country, affecting some 2.2 million.

Audio Credit:
Sandra Miller, United Nations - Geneva
Audio Duration:
8'25"