Series of episodes held to commemorate the tragedy, which remains the worst nuclear accident in history
Ukraine is recognizing the 30 th commemoration of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of east Europe and highlighted the disadvantage of the secretive Soviet system.
In the early hours of April 26, 1986, a botched experiment at the nuclear plant in then-Soviet Ukraine prompted a meltdown that spewed deadly glooms of atomic fabric into the sky, pushing thousands and thousands of parties from their homes.
A series of events is being held to commemorate the misfortune, which remains the worst nuclear accident in record.
A memorial service is being held at the cities of Slavutych, which was built to re-house workers who lived near the nuclear plant, and a church service will be held in Kiev for the families of victims. Later, chairman Petro Poroshenko will attend a ceremony near the site.