The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine Put forth an announcement that states that in the very early hours of the morning on Sunday that Russian missile stricks had managed to slam into a radioactive waste disposal site next to Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.
“As of February 27, 2022 at 01:20 Kyiv time as a result of the mass bombing of Kyiv with all types of anti-aircraft and missile weapons available to the Russian Federation, the missiles hit the radioactive waste disposal site of the Kyiv branch of the State Specialized Enterprise ‘Radon,’” claimed the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine. “Notification was announced by telephone by Radon personnel, who are in the shelter. As a result of the mass [shelling], which is still ongoing it is currently not possible to assess the extent of the destruction.”
“The automated radiation monitoring system failed. But the surveillance cameras recorded the falling missiles. Assessment of the radiation situation will be carried out by portable devices after the shooting termination” continued the statement. “According to the preliminary assessment of the SNRIU, there are no threat of radioactive protection for people outside the sanitary protection zone of the RWD Radon.”
The New York Times has also sent out a report recently that explains the most recent developments out of Ukraine:
Russian forces bombarded Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, again on Saturday night, after a day of pitched fights around the city. Most of the more than 150,000 Russian troops who had massed around Ukraine are now fighting in the country, U.S. officials said.
Russian forces have killed at least 198 people, including three children, and 1,115 people, including 33 children, have been wounded, according to the Ukrainian National Guard, and a U.N. official said more than 150,000 Ukrainian refugees had fled.
The government of Ukraine has also started to sound the call to all of its citizens to take up arms, including things such as Molotov cocktails, to throw back the Russian invaders.
Throughout the fighting, it has been reported members of the U.S. military have issued the order for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to evacuate, but Zelensky has since stated their refusal to leave and has reportedly told U.S. officials: “The fight is here; I need ammunition, not a ride.”
“Anyone who wants to come over here and defend our country, please come, and we will give you arms,” Zelensky stated to the media on Saturday. “Anybody defends will have been glorified.”