Chernobyl on radiation alert as SEVEN fires break out at nuclear plant after Russia attack

Russia could use Chernobyl to 'blackmail' Europe says expert

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It is thought that up to seven wildfires broke out as a result of either Russian shelling or arson, according to Ukrainian parliament.

Ukraine said that the fires have been “burning unchecked” in the area which is currently under control by Russian forces.

According to Ukraine’s State Service of Special Communications, this has sparked fears of that “the radiation smoke could spread”

The site of the worst nuclear disaster ever in 1986 has been under the control of Russian troops since the early stages of the invasion. 

Around 210 staff of the plant were taken hostage by the soldiers, and have been forced to keep working in reportedly poor conditions. 

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