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Ukraine – Russia. The Russians prevent the Ukrainians from escaping the flood

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The Russian army fired on a boat with people evacuating from the flooded left bank of the Dnieper after the destruction of the dam in Kakhovka. Three civilians were killed and ten injured in the attack, Oleksandr Prokudin, the governor of the Kherson region, wrote on social media on Sunday.

The head of the President’s Chancellery informed earlier on Telegram about the shelling of boats with civilians Ukraine Andriy Yermak. “They shot civilians in the back. Six people were injured. They reached Kherson and were hospitalized in a medical facility. Doctors are fighting for the lives of the wounded,” he wrote.

“74-year-old man covered woman with his own body”

However, according to reports by the governor of the Kherson region, Oleksandr Prokudin, three people were killed and ten injured, including two law enforcement officers, as a result of the Russian shelling of the boats.

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“A 74-year-old man covered a woman with his own body when the enemy opened fire. The Russians shot him in the back. He died of his injuries, the doctors did not have time to help him…” Oleksandr Prokudin wrote on Telegram.

Destruction of the dam in Nowa Kachówka

On the night from Monday to Tuesday, the dam on the Dnieper River in Nowa Kachówka was blown up, which forms the 240-kilometre-long Kachowski Reservoir. The hydroelectric power plant located on the dam was completely destroyed. The water flooded dozens of nearby settlements. The Ukrainians reported that the dam was blown up by the Russian occupiers.

Read more: Reports from the flooded areas: there is no contact with almost 400 people

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Main photo source: PAP/Vladyslav Musienko

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