On the anniversary of the disaster ... Chernobyl turns into a tourist site and historical landmark - Ukraine
Ukraine has the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster.
The disaster struck on April 26, 1986, and since then, the health consequences of that disaster have not been rigorously evaluated.
However, the United Nations estimates that approximately 8.4 million people in Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation have been exposed to toxic nuclear radiation.
About 30 kilometers around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant is still a no-go zone.
The Ukrainian city of Pripyat, the region of the disaster, has become an abandoned city, devoid of living creatures.
Except some trees and plants that grew near the dilapidated buildings.
A disaster survivor says, citing Euro News:
The Chernobyl disaster is a big lesson, we learned a lot from a technological point of view as well as how to overcome, deal with and use the consequences.
He continued: Tourism is one of the most important options available and tourism here is not entertainment.
He added: When tourists come here to be entertained, they return in a completely different mood.
Visiting the area gives you the feeling that you are witness to the consequences of this disaster.
It is worth noting that the Association of Tour Operators in Chernobyl has been working for two years to include the region on the UNESCO World Heritage List.