The International Nuclear Energy Agency (IAEA) have announced that direct communication between it and personnel in Chernobyl and Pripyat have been restored.
For a single month, Russian troops occupied both Chernobyl and Pripyat before the failure of the Battle of Kiev meant that they'd be reshuffled to the Donbas Region.
The IAEA initially lost contact with people at the site on March 10th, meaning that a whole month of activity at the former Soviet nuclear power plant went un-monitored.
IAEA director General Rafael Grossi told media outlets that: “This was clearly not a sustainable situation, and it is very good news that we can now contact the plant and the personnel still at the facility.
Work on trying to access what damage may have been done and what activity we missed for a month will be carried out, effective immediacy”.
Chernobyl and Pripyat were abandoned in 1986 after a nuclear meltdown in Reactor 4 caused an explosion to spread radiation across Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and Europe.