Smuggling of Contaminated Wood From the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Translated by Ollie Richardson & Angelina Siard


A message from the former Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the regular expert of News Front Aleksey Zhuravko:

“The words of one stalker who has visited the Chernobyl zone: ‘At night we saw the passing of timber trucks, we observed the cutting down and preparing of wood in remote areas. We tried to measure the prepared wood [for radioactivity], the measurements varied from 50 microsieverts/hour to 200 microsieverts/hour, which is a dangerous increased radiation level. And this is with the fact that now it is much more difficult to get to the zone both officially, and informally. The National guard was deployed to protect the perimeter’.

Foresters also add that several dozens of trucks regularly take away wood per day from remote places of the Chernobyl dense forest.

The wood from the zone is sold directly to Kiev’s Okruzhnaya. Moreover, it can further go on building materials, playgrounds, or the production of furniture. It is like this that certain dishonest people, with assistance of the authorities, slowly kill us”.

As the IMF demands that Ukraine chops down all its forests in order to receive another tranche, now Europe, which fully supported the coup in Kiev, can enjoy glowing paper and furniture as a souvenir of their spreading of “democracy”

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