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16 April 2021, 18:46

Belarus to join teleconference on Chernobyl's 35th anniversary

MINSK, 16 April (BelTA) - On 17 April, the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus will take part in the Belarusian-Russian teleconference to mark the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. The event is organized by the Coordination Council of the local branches of the Union of Chernobyl of Moscow in the North-Eastern Administrative District of Moscow, Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak, Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Health, Physical Education, Family and Youth Policy of the House of Representatives and Deputy Chairperson of the Parliamentary Assembly on Social and Youth Policy, Science, Culture and Humanitarian Affairs, told BelTA.

“It is 35 years since the Chernobyl accident. The world community has been rethinking this great tragedy during these years. Today, the Union State is engaged not only in the recovery of the land affected by the Chernobyl accident, but also in examining the health of the people, who have been resettled from these places, their rehabilitation, sanatorium treatment. There will be a teleconference tomorrow. People who suffered from the Chernobyl accident and are engaged in scientific research will get together, and we will talk about the problems that exist today. The world should do everything to make sure that this does not happen again,” said Lyudmila Makarina-Kibak.

There will also be a prayer service for those who died immediately and in the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident.

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