Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Chernobyl Disaster: How It Happened

The Chernobyl disaster, also referred to as the Chernobyl accident, was a catastrophic nuclear accident. It occurred on 26 April 1986 in the No.4 light water graphite moderated reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant near the now-abandoned town of Pripyat, in northern part of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, approximately 104 km (65 mi) north of Kiev. On that very day a routine safety test at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine spiraled out of control. Follow the dramatic events that led to the world's worst civilian nuclear disaster.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Maundy Thursday in Poltava

April 5, 2018 Maundy Thursday (also known as Holy Thursday) is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the canonical gospels. This meal is the last time Jesus spends with his disciples and he tells them what is to happen. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is preceded by Holy Wednesday and followed by Good Friday.

 This day in Poltava we had a big street fair full of flowers, Easter eggs and many Ukrainian style handicrafts. I took these photos to let you see how Poltava looks today.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

New Ukrainian sniper rifles were shown to the specialists and mass media

April 1, 2018 (Ministry of Derence of Ukraine) On March 29, a company fulfilling a sniper rifles state order hosted a conference on use, maintenance, repair, and improvement of new sniper rifles. Its participants focused on issues related to use of sniper system within the Ukrainian units, preparation of recommendations on putting into service and maintenance of sniper rifles, as well as there were given presentations on snipers’ training programs. They also toured the company infrastructure. 

Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine General of the Army of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko attended the meeting and tested a new sniper rifle. He reiterated the importance of development of the sniping within the Armed Forces, as well as amending the Concept of the Snipers’ Training of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.