Chernobyl cleanup workers demand billion euro in unpaid pensions

Hundreds of Chornobyl nuclear disaster cleanup workers protested outside Ukraine’s parliament when the legislature held its first session this year to demand full pension payments.

The people who risked their lives by exposure to radiation to clean up the Chornobyl accident site in 1986 have for more than two years now been staging protests in Kyiv and around the country to have their full pensions restored.

The government has stopped paying many of them full pensions and now owes them approximately Hr 11 billion, says Chornobyl Union of Ukraine, a non-profit group comprised of cleanup workers from the nuclear accident site.

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