Zelenskyy Arrived to Flooded Kherson

by Meifan Honcharuk
Thursday, June 8, 2023
Zelenskyy Arrived to Flooded Kherson

On June 8, the presidential delegation arrived in Kherson to assess the scale of the disaster and measures to eliminate it

On June 6, Russia blew up the Kakhovka dam and water from the Kakhovka reservoir drowned dozens of settlements. In particular — Kherson city. The average water level in the city is 5.61 m. 600 km² of the Kherson region went underwater.

This morning, the president and his team arrived in Kherson to assess the current situation in the city, monitor the evacuation of the remaining population, and find methods for eliminating the disaster. According to the president, the coordinating council will also discuss the prospects for saving the ecosystem of the entire flooded region and the conditions for further military operations to liberate Ukraine in this area.

"Our task is to protect lives and help people as much as possible," Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The president visited the crossing, through which Ukrainians have already been evacuated for the third day. According to Zelenskyy, his team is developing a program to help disaster victims and a system for compensating for losses to those.

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