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Russian army shells Oleshky school where civilians were fleeing flood

8 June, 2023 Thursday
22:42

Russian troops shelled an educational institution in the temporarily occupied town of Oleshky, Kherson district. Civilians were fleeing the flood in the school

This was reported by Yevhen Ryshchuk, Mayor of Oleshky.

At 14:30, the mayor wrote that the enemy was firing at the building of Oleshky Lyceum No. 2, where people from flooded homes as a result of the Russians' explosion of the Kakhovka HPP took refuge.

On June 8, Russian troops also shelled the downtown and riverine areas of Kherson.

In addition, the first casualties were reported as a result of the flooding in the Kherson region. Thus, according to the mayor of Oleshky, Yevhen Ryshchuk, 8 people were preliminarily killed in the flood.

As of 20:00, 196 residential buildings flooded in the temporarily occupied Hola Prystan. And the water level continued to rise. However, Ukrainian police managed to rescue a woman and children who were stuck in a flooded house in occupied Oleshky.

At the same time, the occupation administration doesn’t evacuate people from Oleshky, which is 90% flooded, and doesn’t allow residents to leave the city on their own.

Kakhovka HPP explosion: statements and situation in the south

  • On June 6, Russians blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Read more about it here.

  • The Ministry of Health suggests the possibility of a cholera outbreak as a result of the Russians' blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam and flooding a number of settlements.

  • Kakhovka dam explosion: 1700 residents of Kherson region are evacuated, Russia launches hacker attack on hotline software

  • As a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, wheat prices rose by 3% to USD 6.4 per bushel, corn by 1%, and oats by 0.8%. After correction, wheat costs about USD 6.23.

  • In the occupied town of Oleshky, Kherson region, the first deaths have already occurred as a result of flooding after the Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the mayor of the occupied town, Yevhen Ryshchuk, told Espreso.

  • Acting Director General of the Forests of Ukraine State Enterprise Yuriy Bolokhovets reported that 55,000 hectares of forest were threatened with flooding as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.

  • On June 7, the Ministry of Health reported a massive fish pestilence in the Dnipropetrovsk region and urged people not to collect or eat dead fish, or buy them at spontaneous markets.

  • On June 8, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said that Ukraine could lose several million tons of crops due to the Russians' explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.

  • Two water utilities in the Nikopol region were shut down due to the shallowing of the Kakhovka reservoir.

  • Water from the Kakhovka reservoir cut off the Kinburn Spit from the mainland.

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