FIA Formula One 2017 Russian Grand Prix boosts off in SochiSport April 30, 15:23
Merkel to pay first visit to Russia in two years for talks with PutinWorld April 30, 14:40
Passenger plane crashes in CubaWorld April 29, 22:49
US anti-missile systems in Eastern Europe violate INF Treaty - Russian foreign ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 20:35
Moscow police say 250 people take part in protest rallyWorld April 29, 16:29
Abe plans to continue dialogue with Putin to solve global issuesWorld April 29, 14:50
Moscow is ready to cooperate with Washington on Syria — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 29, 12:24
Diplomat calls US’ allegations about isolation of Russia in UN 'strange'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:58
Experts slam 'Russian hacking' hype as 'fake news' to feed US media's ratingsRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 28, 20:35
KIEV, April 29. /TASS/. The wildfire situation near the site of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is under control, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said on Wednesday.
"The fire situation has stabilised and the radiation levels in the fire zone and Kiev are normal," Yatsenyuk told a cabinet meeting.
"There is no threat to local residents and those involved in the firefighting effort," he said.
Local officials told TASS earlier that fire broke out on Tuesday in the southern, less contaminated part of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone but the blaze has almost reached "the area which was more contaminated after the Chernobyl NPP disaster."
Zoryan Shkiryak, the acting head of Ukraine's emergencies service, said earlier he was convinced that the fire would be extinguished by the end of the day.
The Exclusion Zone covers an area of approximately 2,600 square kilometers around the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant.