At the same time, the occupying “authority” declares that the water seems to be receding from the city.
In the occupied Novy Kakhovtsi as of the morning of June 7, water stopped arriving after flooding due to the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP. The consequences of flooding can be assessed after the water recedes.
Volodymyr Kovalenko, the head of the Novokakhov Territorial Community, announced this on the air of the Yedyny Novyni telethon.
The head of the territorial community noted that Nova Kakhovka was one of the first to feel the consequences of the Russians blowing up the HPP dam.
“Prospekt Dniprovskyi, Istorichna Street and Heroiv Ukrainy Street are flooded. The flooded Robitnyche Village is a private sector and the area of the sixth school. We are waiting for the water to recede and will see what the consequences are,” Kovalenko said.
He said that it was Russian the occupying “authorities” of Novaya Kakhovka did not organize any evacuationso local residents left flooded areas on their own.
How the flooding affected the Russian troops
The head of the Novokakhov district said that as a result of the flooding of the territories close to the river, the Russian troops, who were in the trenches dug there, were forced to retreat deep into the city.
“They went to the depths of the city. Yesterday there were many of them on the third street from Dnipro, and they took a lot of technical equipment, cars. They took all the household appliances from the former boarding house,” Kovalenko added.
We will remind you that on the night of June 6, the Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovskaya HPP, as a result of which water from the Dnieper began to flood the settlements of the Kherson Region on both banks. One of the first flooded Nova Kakhovka: the Zoo “Kazkova Dibrova”, the monument to Shevchenko, Dniprovskyi Prospekt, a summer theater, a cafe, a children’s playground, a boat station, a yacht club were very quickly under water.
Note that about 300 animals died in Kazkova Dibrova zoo: only a couple of swans and ducks survived.
According to Kherson OVA, as of the morning of June 7, only on the right bank 1,852 houses were flooded. 1,457 residents were evacuated from the region.
It is expected that water level in the flooded Kherson region will reach a critical point in the next 20 hours and then decline.