International atomic experts have warned of a potential nuclear disaster with Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia plant in the middle of a war zone, bringing back terrifying memories of Chernobyl.
The satellite image lends credence to the idea that Russia may have exposed its troops to unhealthy levels of radioactivity.
Ukraine's defense ministry cited two reasons for the Russian exit: military losses and radiation exposure. They likely disturbed polluted soil in the Chernobyl zone's contaminated Red Forest.
Russia's capture of the Chernobyl nuclear plant raised alarms across the international community, with many world leaders wondering if Russia chose to seize the area for a specific reason.
It's billed as the "largest movable land-based structure ever built," and it is an important step toward ultimately dismantling the reactor. The 1986 blast was the world's worst nuclear disaster.