Zelenska compared the Russian invasion to the Chernobyl tragedy: radiation will spread beyond Ukraine!
First Lady Olena Zelenska compared the Russian invasion to the radiation after the 1986 Chernobyl explosion. She noted that within two years, Western partners should have realized this analogy.
The president's wife said this in an interview with the Italian media outlet Corriere della Sera. Zelenska emphasized that after the Chernobyl tragedy, the international community allocated one and a half billion euros for the reconstruction and modernization of the old storage facility, because then radiation would have reached Europe.
"The Russian invasion is like radiation that will spread far beyond Ukraine if it is not contained now. And it's not just about the literal invasion of Russia itself," the first lady said.
While civilized people are amazed by the courage of the Ukrainian nation, dictators follow Russia's example because they believe in impunity. Returning to her metaphor, Zelenska said that the threat from the Chernobyl disaster had been containerized. The new sarcophagus around the damaged reactor will last for a hundred years, but then the world will hear about the danger again.
"So, do the allies want to constantly "containerize" the aggression of Russia, which has been brazenly threatening the entire Western world for 50 years, to face it again and again?" she added.