Kherson region is recovering from the terrorist attack at the Kakhovka hydroelectric station. As of now, the water continues to decline, rescuers are cleaning the streets of Kherson and helping residents of nearby villages with drinking water. Locals who survived the Russian occupation, constant shelling, and then a great flood return home to save the surviving belongings.
TSN.ua has collected everything that is known about the situation in the region.
How many injured and dead due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 109 people are missing in the territory controlled by Ukraine. The death toll increased to 21 people, of which 5 people were deliberately killed by Russian terrorists during the evacuation.
Another 28 were injured, 16 of them were Ukrainian liquidators and rescuers.
It is known that 595 houses in three settlements remain flooded on the right bank. In the temporarily occupied territory, 17 settlements are considered flooded.
According to satellite images, due to the terrorist attack of the Russian occupation army, the Dnieper River in the Kherson region dried up. At the same time, the cooling tanks of Zaporizhzhia NPP reactors are currently full, and therefore there is no danger.
The situation at Zaporizhzhia NPP.
What is the situation in Kherson after the terrorist attack at the Kakhovka HPP
TSN correspondent Margarita Potapova from the scene says that people in Kherson are beginning to return to their homes. They, together with rescuers, clear surviving homes from silt. This almost always happens under constant shelling by Russian terrorists.
Doctors say medical facilities bring wounded civilians as Russians cynically shoot people affected by the attack. So, on June 20, the terrorist army of the Russian Federation opened fire on rescuers who were clearing the city of silt. At the scene of the tragedy, one SES employee died, seven more were injured. On the same day, the occupiers in the region killed another civilian.
Pyrotechnicians check the area to detect explosives and shells. SES workers pump water from the basements of high-rise buildings and clear roads from fallen trees.
Rescuers report that over the past day, 24 tons of water were pumped out of the homes of Kherson residents.
In Kherson, water begins to fall / Photo: Associated Press
What is the situation in the suburbs of Kherson
TSN also visited the village of Komyshany, near Kherson. Several houses there still remain flooded. Locals return to their homes and take the surviving belongings to the streets so that they can dry. However, half of the settlement is still without water and electricity.
Tetiana, a resident of Komyshan, told TSN that the water destroyed almost all of her property. The only thing she managed to do was bring her two dogs to the Nikolaev region. Now the woman has returned home to repair the effects of the flood.
People say that even those who have tap water are afraid to drink it because it is dangerous.
Kakhovka HPP / AP Photo
Water is brought to Kherson region by rescuers and volunteers
After the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP, the situation with drinking water in the region remains difficult. Rescuers bring drinking and technical water to the Kherson region by tank trucks. Also here install filter stations.
The situation in flooded regions / Photo: Associated Press
"Nobody insults us, they take us, they distribute us constantly. Thank you to the whole Ukraine," a resident of Kherson region told TSN with tears in her eyes.
Volunteers say that they used to evacuate people from flooded regions by boat, but now they deliver drinking water to the villages of Kherson region.
According to TSN, now residents of Kherson region most need tools for cleaning flooded houses and disinfectants.
It is impossible to comprehend the consequences of the terrorist attack at the Kakhovka hydroelectric station, arranged by the Russians. Libkos/AP
What is the situation in Mykolaiv region
Because of the terrorist attack at the Kakhovka hydroelectric station, the Mykolaiv region also suffered. Several settlements in the Bashtanka district still remain flooded there.
According to TSN correspondent Margarita Potapova from the scene, the village of Afanasievka, Snigurivska hromada, is still without electricity. Where the lights have been drawn, people are afraid to turn on electrical appliances because of the aftermath of the flood.
In the village of Novovasylivka in the Mykolaiv region, the water in some places rose by 9 meters / photo by Alina Turyshyn / Photo: TSN
As of the morning of June 21, there is still a gradual decrease in the water level, which is now at around 0.25 m (since the beginning of the day the level has decreased by 1 cm).
What is known about the situation in the occupied part of Kherson region
In the occupied left bank of the Kherson region, local Gauleiters cynically denied flooding at first, filming a video that there was "no water" against the background of flooded houses. The Russians did not help Ukrainians who were under occupation in any way, so people were forced to wait for water to drop right on the roofs of houses - without water and food.
A certain number of Ukrainians from the left bank were evacuated, but over time it became extremely dangerous, as the Russian terrorist army shelled such humanitarian missions. In addition, the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of shock drones tried to deliver water to people in the occupied regions.
Humanitarian crisis likely in Oleshky / Photo: Associated Press
Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Prokudin said that according to official data, only 11 residents of Oleshok had been identified and the cause of death had been determined. However, this number is very underestimated, because the occupiers hide the fact of mass deaths. This city is now on the verge of a humanitarian crisis - there is a stench everywhere, there may be bodies of people in flooded houses, while Russians do not allow the UN mission there so that the world does not see the horrors in the occupied Oleshky.
Because of the terrorist attack of Russia at the Kakhovka hydroelectric station, Oleshky went under water / Photo: Photo from social networks
Black archaeologists on the bare bottom of the Kakhovka reservoir
Journalist Olga Pavlovskaya in the TSN story says that after the water melted, black archaeologists became more active at the bare bottom of the Kakhovka reservoir. People immediately rushed to look for treasures with metal detectors and flaunted the finds on social networks. Old dishes, jewelry, weapons and household utensils that water hid for almost seventy years - new finds provoked more and more "black archaeologists" to go along the bottom, and this despite the danger of shelling and ammunition in the mud under their feet.
Finds at the bottom of the Kakhovka reservoir. Photo/Facebook: Denys Kazansky.
It is known that in Soviet times, entire Cossack villages with temples and ancient cemeteries were buried under water. Now everything is out of the water. To prevent people from coming under fire or being blown up by mines, police are on duty on the spot.
Recall that the Russians on the night of June 6 blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station. Thus, the occupiers wanted to contain the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Dictator Putin may be charged by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague when the investigation into the Kakhovka hydroelectric disaster is completed.
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