Russian media censorship shrouds the scale of invasion in Ukraine
Vladimir Putin's censorship and crackdown on independent news in Russia means that television viewers in Russia may be unable to witness the full scale of the Ukraine invasion. The difference is "night and day" between what's shown on Russian television versus actual circumstances on the ground, reports CNN's Bianna Golodryga.
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Russian military vehicles are at the Chernobyl nuclear accident site near Pripyat, Ukraine, according to videos uploaded to social media.  
 
Earlier on Thursday, State Agency of Ukraine on Exclusion Zone Management Spokesperson Yevgeniya Kuznetsovа told CNN that the Russian military had taken control over the plant.  
 
"As you can see, we are surrounding by these tanks," an individual is heard saying on one of the videos posted to social media.  
 
In the three videos, three vehicles are seen; one of the vehicles is a Russian tank and is emblazoned with a white "v" on the front.  
 
Similar white markings have suddenly appeared on Russian military vehicles in recent days.
 
The vehicles are parked outside of one of the main buildings in the same complex as Chernobyl's damaged nuclear reactor.  They are roughly 3,000 feet from the New Safe Confinement shield.  
 
"We were attacked," a man is heard saying in the video.  "There is another man with us. They all just disappeared. The station is completely empty." 
 
The man moved around a room in the complex building as he filmed.
 
"Damn it," he said.  "They've even left their helmets, there is not a single ensign anywhere.
 
On Thursday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Twitter that Russian forces were attempting to seize control of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
 
"Russian occupation forces are trying to seize the Chernobyl [Nuclear Power Plant]. Our defenders are sacrificing their lives so that the tragedy of 1986 will not be repeated," Zelensky tweeted.
Russian media censorship shrouds the scale of invasion in Ukraine
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