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Ukraine’s kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam: Report 15Sep 2022

Ukraine's kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam, Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed concern for his home city of Kryvyi Rih after....

Ukraine’s kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam

Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed concern for his home city of Kryvyi Rih after Russian missiles targeted a nearby dam, flooding its streets.

In a latest video address released early on Thursday, the Ukrainian president said “everything is being done to eliminate the consequences of another abhorrent Russian act”, an area 150 km (93 mi) from the Kryvyi Rih on the Inhulets River. There is mention of targeting the dam. ) in the south-west of Dnipro, Ukraine.

City officials are fighting to prevent damage to its water system after eight cruise missiles hit a water pumping station, which Zelensky called an attempt to flood the city, which is estimated to have killed 650,000 pre-war in central Ukraine. with the largest population.

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Videos posted online showed high water levels in inhalates and city streets amid calls for residents to evacuate.

Switching to speak in Russian, Zelensky said: “Today your missile attack, the Russian missiles targeting the Kryvyi Rih, the dam of the Karachunivske Reservoir, objects that have no military value, actually kill hundreds of thousands of civilians.” , there is another reason for Russia to lose… You are weak civilians waging war against civilians; crooks who are trying to do harm from afar by running away from the battlefield.

Zelensky’s address was released after news that the car the president was in was involved in a traffic accident in Kyiv. Spokesman Serhi Nykiforov said he had not suffered any serious injuries.

Nykyforov did not say when the accident happened, but said the car Zelenskyi had collided with a private vehicle in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday night.

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Ukraine legislator Inna Sovsun tweeted: “Water pumping station destroyed. The river broke through the dam and flowed along its banks. Residential buildings just a few meters from the river.”

The Institute for the Study of War said the attacks had caused “extensive flooding” in areas of the city after the river rose an estimated 2.5 metres. It said the Russian attack was intended to further damage Ukraine’s pontoon bridges further downstream, as part of attempts to disrupt Kherson’s counter-offensive.

In his video address, Zelensky also spoke of the destruction found by Ukrainian forces in the Kharkiv region, evidence of torture and other abuses in the wake of similar abuses in the Bucha and Chernihiv and Sumy regions, reinforcing the Ukrainians’ accusations of genocide.

“The president was examined by a doctor, no serious injuries were found,” he said in a Facebook post, adding that the accident will be investigated. He did not specify what injuries, if any, Zelensky would have suffered.

Ukraine's kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam
Ukraine’s kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam
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Medics accompanying Zelensky gave emergency assistance to the driver of the private car and put him in an ambulance, Nykiforov said.

Zelensky was returning to Kyiv from the Kharkiv region on Wednesday, where he visited troops in the recaptured city of Izium.

He said that almost the entire region of Kharkiv has now been liberated from “an unprecedented movement of our warriors”.

“The Ukrainians once again managed to do what many considered impossible,” he said, adding that about 400 settlements had been withdrawn. “The 150,000 Ukrainians living in the region now feel again what a normal, safe, normal life is like.”

Ukraine’s kryvyi Rih floods after Russian missile strikes hit dam

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