Ukraine News

Ukrainian Officials: Fires Out Near Chernobyl Nuclear Plant

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian emergency officials said Tuesday they have extinguished forest fires in the radiation-contaminated area near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, but acknowledged that grass was still smoldering in some areas. Hundreds of firefighters backed by aircraft have …

5 Dead in Ukraine Crash Landing

A passenger plane carrying soccer fans headed for a match skidded past the landing strip and overturned in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing five people, officials said. The small, Soviet-designed AN-24 plane was carrying 44 passengers …

Chernobyl Radiation Unaffected After Roof Collapse

Ukrainian officials on Wednesday sought to reassure the public that radiation levels were unaffected at Chernobyl and there was no safety threat after a partial roof collapse at the exploded nuclear power plant. A 600-square-meter (6,500-square-foot) section of the roof …