Russian aggression takes toll on Kherson region's Tyahynka community
Tyahynka community in Kherson region faces severe challenges as a result of Russian aggression, with numerous villages on the right bank of the Dnipro being devastated by shelling and Grads
Serhiy Nikitenko, the editor-in-chief of the Most outlet, shared the distressing situation during a morning broadcast on Espreso.
"The Tyahynka community is enduring significant hardship, with a notable decline in population. Approximately 200,000 people reside on the right bank, a figure confirmed, in essence, by the region's development program,” he said. Some settlements, particularly those overlooking the Dnipro River, have been abandoned. These villages, now resembling Krynky, have been entirely obliterated by Russian troops, explained Nikitenko.
He noted that Russian forces are also subjecting the village of Tyahynka itself to artillery shelling.
"The situation in the Novooleksandrivka community has been challenging for a considerable period. Since its liberation in early October 2022, the area has faced power shortages. The Russians not only selectively target civilians but also launch drone attacks on them, the situation is exceptionally difficult," he added.
Zmiivka, another heavily affected area, is inaccessible to journalists. Nikitenko speculates that this restriction is due to the village being prominently visible from the temporarily occupied left bank of the Dnipro River. Furthermore, Beryslav has been extensively destroyed.
"I was there nearly a year ago in mid-February, and even then, Beryslav appeared extensively damaged. However, in recent photos from my friends, after another shelling incident, Beryslav is nearly wiped off the map."
On January 19, Ukrainian forces successfully neutralized a Russian self-propelled artillery unit, a Grad system, and two guns on the left bank of the Kherson region.