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Belarusian government to continue taking care of Chernobyl-affected areas

Society 26.04.2018 | 14:21

SLAVGOROD DISTRICT, 26 April (BelTA) - The state will never leave Chernobyl-affected areas to face the Chernobyl consequences, Chairman of the Council of the Republic Mikhail Myasnikovich said during a commemorative meeting in the the Alley of Memory of Abandoned Villages of Slavgorod District, BelTA learned.

Mikhail Myasnikovich recalled that the Chernobyl accident affected 2 million people directly. But one way or another the tragedy was felt across the whole country. “We have been living with this tragedy, and we will cope,” the speaker stressed. Relevant government programs, including those of the Union State, have been implemented thanks to the joint of the president, the government and the parliament.

The speaker drew attention to the fact that the Chernobyl disaster is remembered in Belarus not only during these April days. “We take care of the needs and worries caused by the catastrophe,” the speaker said. Turning to the local residents, he assured them that the country's leadership will never leave Slavgorod District and other affected areas one-on-one with the consequences of the disaster.

The Council of the Republic has been working to make sure the Chernobyl remain on the international agenda. Belarus has always openly informed the international community about the progress in mitigating the Chernobyl impact, the transition to sustainable development of the affected regions.

the council for cooperation of local self-government bodies at the Council of the Republic held a meeting with the chairmen of the regional and city councils of deputies of Mogilev Oblast and Gomel Oblast in Slavgorod District on 26 April. The participants visited the Alley of Memory of Abandoned Villages of Slavgorod District, participated in the commemorative meeting-and laid flowers to the monument.

For 32 years already Belarus has been working to minimize the impact of the catastrophe that happened at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Traditionally, Belarus pays tribute to the victims of Chernobyl on 26 April.

Photo by Gennady Zhinkov

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