Cuban Aid Omission in Chernobyl Series Criticized in UK

London, June 17 (Prensa Latina) A British reader strongly criticized The Guardian newspaper on the omission of the Cuban aid to children victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster displayed in the homonymous TV series.

Millions of people have seen the series (…), it was not mentioned a paramount part of the story though. It is about that as a result of the 1986 catastrophe, Cuba stepped forward (1989 and 2011) and aided 20,000 Chernobyl children affected by cancer, according to a letter written by Dr. Doreen Weppler-Grogan.

The London reader highlighted the free nature of medical treatment, education, clothing, accommodation and other services provided by Cuba.

No other nation in the world implemented a similar massive program, the letter added, noting that in addition to the facilities offered in Cuba, some Cuban physicians traveled to Ukraine, and that the cooperation program continued even after the government replacement in such an old Soviet republic.

The letter also noted Cuba´s recent decision to resume medical assistance for Chernobyl victims´ descendants, despite the serious impact of the economic, commercial and financial US blockade against the Cuban economy.

Are not these enough reasons for being mentioned?, the reader asked.

The series aired by the US satellite television network and Sky has also been strongly criticized in Russia for its inaccuracies and misrepresentations when it comes to narrating the accident occurred on April 26, 1986, in a reactor of the Vladimir I. Lenin nuclear power plant, in the town of Chernobyl.


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