Service Members Attend the Commemoration of Chernobyl Disaster Victims
CHISINAU, April 26, 2017 — Deputy Defense Minister Gheorghe Galbura attended the commemoration ceremony for the victims of the disaster at Chernobyl nuclear power plant, held at Chernobyl victims’ memorial from Botanica district.
During the event, Gheorghe Galbura stated that the nuclear disaster that happened in Chernobyl on April 26, 1986, is one of the most tragic nuclear catastrophes of the 20th century that affected over seven million people. “It is important to remember these heroes who died fulfilling their duty. We must also show our respect to the veterans who risked their lives for the wellbeing of others”, said the Deputy Defense Minister.
Over 3,500 Moldovan citizens, out of which 3,000 reservists, including 231 officers mobilized by military commissariats, 400 service members, 70 employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and 500 civilians participated in the liquidation of the disaster consequences.