'What a strange entwinement of different cause to effect circumstances,' said the President.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster the greatest ordeal for Ukraine between the Second World War and the current Russian aggression. He made such a comparison during his speech at CNPP on the occasion of the anniversary of the accident, which was broadcast by the TV channel '112 Ukraine'.
'Chornobyl is located about halfway from the German occupation to Russian aggression on the historical path the Ukrainian people stride along. It became the largest ordeal of ours between the World War II and the war, which Moscow has unleashed against Ukraine,' said Poroshenko.
'We have to spend almost the fifth half of our budget on self-protection and security at the same time when we still need colossal resources for overcoming the consequences of Chornobyl disaster, when huge assets are necessary for social support of liquidators and victims. What a strange entwinement of different cause to effect circumstances,' admitted the President.