On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, causing a socio-environmental catastrophe on a global scale.
The Chornobyl accident affected the lives of several generations and caused irreparable damage. It caused environmental pollution, turning the area around the station into an exclusion zone for many years. The disaster killed thousands of people. However, the most important thing is that the tragedy took away and maimed the lives of innocent people.
On December 8, 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring April 26 the International Day of Remembrance of the Chornobyl Accident. April 26 is a day of remembrance of the greatest man-made disaster and honoring the heroism of firefighters, Chornobyl operational personnel, servicemen, builders, scientists, and doctors who participated in the aftermath of the Chornobyl accident. The feat of these people is forever written in the annals of human courage, it will forever remain in the memory of the Ukrainian people. It is a reminder to all of us of the catastrophic consequences of human error.
We must always remember the victims of the Chornobyl accident. And do everything possible to ensure that history never happens again.