Tonight we learn 100's of Russian troops who were at Chernobyl have acute radiation poisoning from their time at the power plant.
That's what happens when you go poking around in places you have no business poking around in.
These reports have been widely circulated among 'green' groups on FB and other places as example of why Chernobyl is still a deadly place, and why nuclear in general is evil.
I think this is more indicative of a need to just keep all Russians away from nuclear plants all together, after all, it was a 'Russian' Dyatlov that destroyed the place in the first place, making it the 'danger' it is today.
As terrible as these soldier's current position may be (dosage, and of 'what' being unknown) I think it is possible that a high radiation dose and evacuation from Ukraine might still see them living a longer life than if they were on the receiving end of Ukrainian munitions. The outcome might actually be a prolonged life for them.