One Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster liquidator, Yevgeniy Shevchenko, has expressed utmost indignation with the way HBO has distorted facts about the accident.
He cited the moment in the "Chernobyl" series when the decisionmakers ordered to cordon off the affected town of Pripyat and not let anyone leave it. According to the liquidator, this fact is misleading; he said that people were leaving the town by foot with no one stopping them.
"The aim of this distortion of facts is to shake the core of our state", Shevchenko pointed out.
The Chernobyl disaster took place in northern Ukraine on 26 April 1986 during the Cold War. The horrifying tragedy made the world fear the prospect of a nuclear apocalypse.