26 people, including eight children, were evacuated from Naberezhnaya Street in the village of Halytsynivka in Donetsk region after Russian troops damaged the dam of the Karliv Reservoir, said the head of the regional military administration, Pavlo Kyrilenko.
“As of 11:30 p.m., six houses were flooded in the village, no flooding of critical infrastructure was detected. Rescue and operational services are at the scene and fully control the situation,” Kyrylenko wrote telegram.
According to the head of the OVA, due to the damage, there is an uncontrolled discharge of water into the Vovcha River in the direction of Halytsynivka.
“The water level in the river has risen and there is a threat of flooding of private houses in six settlements of Pokrovsky District, in which a total of 981 people live,” he added.
Kyrylenko announced the creation of an operational headquarters to eliminate the consequences of an extraordinary event.
Earlier, he reported that on May 25 there was a Russian shelling damaged dam Karlivskoe Reservoir and three villages were at risk of flooding: Halytsynivka, Zhelanne-1 and Zhelanne-2.
The head of the OVA noted that the Russian army from the beginning large-scale invasion constantly shelled Karlivkahitting the dam itself, “neglecting that these actions First of all, civilians will suffer».