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Threat of Russian re-invasion through Chornobyl zone: Military assessment

Threat of Russian re-invasion through Chornobyl zone: Military assessment Military assessed threat of second invasion through the Chornobyl zone (Photo:

A repeat invasion from Belarus through the Chornobyl zone is currently unlikely. However, there is still a certain level of danger in this direction, according to the Joint Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Commander of the Joint Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Serhii Naiev, visited the Chornobyl zone. Residents of the exclusion zone remain cut off from civilization due to the Russian invasion. A bridge was blown up to stop the enemy's advance, causing logistical problems.

Currently, the military assists residents of the exclusion zone. Defenders bring medicine, food, and other necessary items.

The military assessed the threat of a second invasion through the Chornobyl zone (Photo:
Naiev noted no threat of a repeat invasion through the Chornobyl zone. However, the danger remains.

"There is an insufficient number of Belarusian troops in this direction to pose a military threat, but there is a certain danger. We understand that it may grow, but the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will increase our forces, strengthening our troops' defense capabilities and readiness," emphasized Naiev.

Fighting for Chornobyl

Belarus facilitated the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russian forces entered the Chornobyl zone from Belarusian territory on February 24.

The Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the exclusion zone were under occupation until March 31, and on April 2, the Ukrainian Armed Forces officially liberated the Chornobyl zone. During this period, the Russian military damaged and stole measuring equipment, telecommunications, computers, and office equipment.

Previously, General Serhiy Naiev emphasized that Ukrainian forces monitor the border with Belarus and are ready to react promptly in case of a threat.