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Andreas Umland: The real nuclear threat is not from weapons

Could clashes around nuclear reactors in Ukraine end in another Chernobyl?
by UnHerd Staff

This week we are being inundated with information about what is going on in Ukraine. The challenge is to get above the noise and find out exactly what is going on and where it might go next.

To find out more, Freddie Sayers sat down with Dr. Andreas Umland, an analyst for the Stockholm Centre for Eastern European studies and expert in contemporary Russian and Ukrainian politics.

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Mark Duffett
Mark Duffett
4 months ago

For informed expert commentary on this issue, see https://twitter.com/energybants/status/1496895177499156509?s=20&t=xBqayKz-6WpmJvYEaluLJQ and the subsequent thread.

N T
N T
4 months ago

I was a little surprised that Ukraine did not choose to sabotage Chernobyl as a means to force the other team to get in the game.

Doug Pingel
Doug Pingel
4 months ago
Reply to  N T

That would have lost The Ukrain support of most Europeans, especially those living on high ground and Scandinavia generally. I’ve lost sight of the irradiated Welsh Lamb situation (thats Chris Wheatley’s backyard) but I know it has affected the North Wales hill farms. I did wonder when it was announced that the Russians had struck (with some precision?) the monitoring centre in Kiev if it was done to deny the Ukrainians the ability to monitor any other releases given the large number of operational reactors in the country. If things don’t improve for the Russians I wouldn’t be surprised if they mounted a “False Flag” incident at one of the big power stations. That would damage the Ukrain’s defence and maybe turn other Europeans agaist them. There are no borders secure against nuclear fallout (although I believe one “loony left” politician in the UK did consider it.) Think “Newts”.I don’t suppose the Poles would be happy either.

Last edited 4 months ago by Doug Pingel