Information on Russian soldiers building fortifications and digging trenches in the Red Forest is confirmed by a video from a drone of the Ukrainian military. At the end of March, this was first reported by the Chornobyl NPP staff, and it also became known that buses with people were being brought to the radiation medicine center in Belarus.
“About seven medical PAZs have arrived at the Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology. According to the photo, people can be seen in the cars. It should be noted that Russian soldiers are brought to this center on a regular basis, “said Yaroslav Emelianenko, a member of the State Agency on the Exclusion Zone Management.
Twitter also posted the geolocation of the site of the Russian soldiers’ fortifications, indicating they located in the “Red Forest”. The previous place where the trenches were dug was burned, it is not clear whether it was intentional or due to hostilities.
It is worth recalling that the “Red Forest” is about 10 km of forest area adjacent to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, which took the largest share of radioactive dust emissions during the 1986 reactor explosion. A high dose of absorbed radiation led to the death of trees and turning them brownish-red. Even raising dust in this place, not digging trenches, is dangerous, so the Russian invaders received a significant dose of radiation.