Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he has been keeping an eye on wildfires raging in the Chornobyl exclusion zone since 4 April.
He thanked firefighters for courage and doing everything they can to extinguish the fire.
"Tomorrow I will hear a report from the head of the State Emergencies Service of Ukraine, Mykola Chechotkin, about the fires. Conclusions will not take long. Society must know the truth and be safe," he said on Facebook.
Some sources suggested earlier in the day that the fire was dangerously close to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant. However, Deputy Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko insisted that there was no risk to the plant and nuclear waste storage facilities.