15:56 06 Jun 2023

Ukraine's western Ternopil region sends 50 tons of drinking water to people of Kherson amid Kakhovka dam destruction

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Fifty tons of drinking water were sent to the Kherson region from Ukraine's western Ternopil region.

Rubryka reports, citing the announcement by the head of the Ternopil regional military administration, Volodymyr Trush.

As Rubryka reported, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, located a few kilometers from the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.

As a result of the dam's destruction, the water in the Kakhovka reservoir began to fall rapidly, threatening to flood the city of Kherson and nearby towns and villages.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, reported that the evacuation of the local population from dangerous areas had begun after the Russian occupiers blew up the Kakhovka dam; eight settlements and one micro-district of Kherson were entirely or partially flooded.

The Kherson City Military Administration reported that people would be evacuated by buses from the areas of the regional center and villages where flooding occurs.

"I instructed to immediately organize the transport of water and other necessary aid for evacuated residents of flooded settlements," Trush wrote. "Thank you to entrepreneurs and socially responsible businesses for the prompt work of collecting aid." 

The Coordination Center for the Support of the civilian population was launched in the region. It will be responsible for humanitarian aid, settlement, and medical assistance for evacuees.

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