The Russian aggressors do not organize the evacuation of the civilian population from the temporarily captured areas that were flooded following the Kakhovka HPP explosion. Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, made a relevant statement at the UN Security Council meeting.
“It is a matter of concern that the Russian occupiers do not organize the evacuation of civilians, although they withdrew their troops.
17 settlements with more than 17,000 people are planned for evacuation on the government-controlled territory of Ukraine, while 20 settlements with approximately 25,000 people are subject to evacuation on the occupied territory of the left bank.
According to the current scenario, the maximum extent of the flooded territory will occur within 3 to 5 days. The right bank of the Dnipro River coastline will suffer eight times less than the left bank.
Settlements such as Oleshky and Hola Prystan may end up underwater. Partial flooding may also affect Oleksandrivka, Shyrokа Balka, Sofiivka, Vynohradne, and other villages. The water level could reach 1.5 meters or more.
The destruction of the dam will deprive or severely worsen the water supply to Crimea, Kherson region, and significantly complicate the situation in Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhia regions.
As noted, the reduction in the water level in the Kakhovka Reservoir will lead to a decrease in its level in all water intakes in surrounding regions, in particular, the Kakhovka Canal, which supplies water to the occupied Berdiansk and most settlements in Zaporizhzhia region”, - said Kyslytsya.