Isabel Sawkins

Isabel Sawkins is a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society. She studied Russian politics at UCL

Putin’s seizure of Chernobyl should terrify us all

The word ‘Chernobyl’ sends a shiver down the spine of most Europeans, and with good reason: it was the site of the world’s worst nuclear catastrophe. Now it has been seized by Russian forces in their ongoing invasion of Ukraine. So what is Putin up to? And does the world need to worry? The simple answer is