Video, photo 11:50 08 Jun 2023

Zelensky visits flooded Kherson region, calls meeting on Kakhovka dam destruction


On Thursday, June 8, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, arrived on a working visit to the Kherson region. He held a coordination meeting regarding the liquidation of the consequences of the explosion at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam.

Rubryka reports, referring to the Telegram channel of the head of state.

"There are many important issues: the operational situation in the region that has developed with the disaster, the evacuation of the population from potential flooding zones, the liquidation of the emergency situation caused by the explosion of the dam, the organization of life support in the flooded areas," Zelensky wrote.

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За його словами, також під час наради обговорили перспективи відновлення екосистеми регіону й оперативна воєнна обстановка в зоні техногенної катастрофи.

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"It is important to calculate the losses and allocate funds for compensation to residents affected by the disaster and to develop a program for compensation of losses or relocation of enterprises within the Kherson region," the president noted.

The president also visited the crossing in Kherson, where the population is being evacuated from flooded areas.

"Our task is to protect life and help people as much as possible. Thank you to the rescuers and volunteers! Thank you to everyone involved in this work!" Zelensky wrote.


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.

Residents continue to save themselves from the high water in Kherson and take out their stores, and residents of coastal communities leave their already flooded houses.

As we reported, the Russian occupying forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, and the HPP cannot be restored.

As of this morning, 600 square kilometers of the Kherson region are underwater. Evacuation of people from the disaster zone continues.

Thus, 1,999 people have already been evacuated from dangerous areas. Most people evacuated from the Korabel micro district (Kherson city).

There is also flooding in Mykolaiv and the region. We are talking about the Snihurivka community (11 settlements).

Meanwhile, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, namely in the Nikopol district, two water channels stopped due to a critical drop in the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir.

The Ministry of Environment predicts that water will continue to flow after the Russians blew up the Kakhovka HPP, and its level is expected to drop after the 20th of June.

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