Chernobyl disaster: Commemorations held to mark 30th anniversary

  • Commemorations were held in Ukraine to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. According to media reports, sirens were sounded at the same time when the first explosion at the reactor took place on the early morning of April 26, 1986. The relatives of the victims of the disaster attended candle-lit vigils at many churches in Kiev and Slavutych.