Okay, what Russian soldiers thought it would be a good idea to dig trenches around the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine? Apparently, some did. Now, they are giving the plant back to the Ukrainians and leaving because they have radiation poisoning.
From Daily Beast: “Several hundred Russian soldiers were forced to hastily withdraw from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine after suffering “acute radiation sickness” from contaminated soil, according to Ukrainian officials.”
The article goes on: “The troops, who dug trenches in a contaminated Red Forest near the site of the worst nuclear disaster in history, are now reportedly being treated in a special medical facility in Gomel, Belarus. The forest is so named because thousands of pine trees turned red during the 1986 nuclear disaster. The area is considered so highly toxic that not even highly specialized Chernobyl workers are allowed to enter the zone.”
Now, the International Atomic Energy Agency is looking into all this. According to the New York Times, the Pentagon is casting doubt on the accuracy of this. Still though, another example of how badly this is going for Russia.
Now, Ukraine is shifting from defense to offense. Fox News is reporting that Ukrainian helicopter gunships have crossed the border bringing the war to Russia.
The Russian government released pictures showing explosions at an oil depot about twenty miles from the border with Ukraine. If this is an attack by Ukrainian forces, it may show a bold new front in the war.
Keep in mind that Russia has released propaganda before to try and justify its invasion of Ukraine.
Still, all this is an indication that Russia has its hands full. This many days in, no one expected Ukraine to still be standing strong. Make no mistake either… Ukraine is standing strong.