“The Russian soldiers’ ignorance went as far off the scale as the dosimeters we used to check the background radiation in the places where the invaders were deployed,” Ukrayinska Pravda quoted Galushchenko as saying
“They dug into contaminated soil with their bare hands, put radioactive sand into bags for fortifications, and inhaled the dust. After a month of that kind of exposure, they have at most a year to live. Or rather, they won’t be living, but slowly dying of their illnesses,” he added.
He further said that the Russian forces also looted the plant’s administrative offices, “taking everything from crockery to spare parts and instruments”.