On the Russian-occupied left bank of the Dnieper, more than 20 people have been identified as having died in the flood, and more than 150 people are considered missing after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP, reports Green Post with reference to volunteers.
"We are trying to collect numerical lists of the missing and dead. I can say this: it was necessary to save more and faster, and the admission of volunteers should have been done unambiguously. The missing are not necessarily the dead, they are those who do not get in touch with their relatives. There are at least a hundred of them. Dozens of the dead — more than 20. We record people's deaths when we know the name, surname, and patronymic of a specific person," volunteer group member Maria said.
150 people are listed in the lists of the missing and dead. According to the occupation authorities, eight people have died since the dam collapsed. Thus, the total number of confirmed victims may exceed 28 people.
At the same time, the exact data on the number of dead will become known only after the water recedes, she notes. The most difficult situation is observed on Nizhnya Street in Oleshki and in Solontsi near Gola Prystanyu.
The volunteers say that the Russian security forces refuse to let the volunteers into the disaster area.
Also, for the possibility of evacuating people in the temporarily occupied territories of the Kherson region, the Russians demand money from volunteers.
Such a situation is reported in Oleshki. Acting words director of the Emergency Response Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Mykhailo Hryb, RFE/RL reports.
As a result of the flooding of settlements in the Kherson region, thousands of people need to be evacuated. It is impossible to evacuate people from temporarily occupied territories, and the Russians are not going to help people. Therefore, the organization of the evacuation fell entirely on the shoulders of volunteers. For this, the occupiers began to demand money. In particular, volunteers from Oleshok report similar precedents.
I confirm this information. Volunteers report to us that they are passing, but they are passing according to this scheme. And the State Service for Emergency Situations, unfortunately, has no way (to get there - ed.) - we are immediately fired upon, there is no point for us to go there (to move - ed.), - said Mykhailo Hryb.
He added that the general situation in the region, after the destruction of Kakhovskaya HPP, is under control.
Telegram channel ASTRA reports that now more than 40 people are waiting for rescue in Karadashinka on the left bank of the Dnieper. A relative of the residents stuck in Karadashinka claims that the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations first evacuates citizens of the Russian Federation and only then people with Ukrainian passports.
On the morning of June 6, immediately after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, the evacuation of residents began on the right bank of the Dnieper controlled by Ukraine.
At first, the Russian authorities declared that a full evacuation of the left bank of the Dnieper, where from 22 to 40 thousand people were in the disaster zone, would not be necessary. Vladimir Putin ordered to send the units of the Ministry of Emergency Situations to the occupied and flooded Kherson Oblast only two days after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya HPP. Four days later, on June 9, Putin ordered the creation of a commission to eliminate the consequences of the flood.
The occupying authorities of the Kherson region reported that they are evacuating people from Korsunka and Dnipro, while the cities of Oleshki and Gola Prystan are completely flooded, and evacuation from there is possible only with special equipment.
It will be recalled that the occupation authorities of Novaya Kakhovka announced the risk of water contamination due to the flooding of the cemetery.
Meanwhile, in Crimea, they claim that there is no danger of infection, but they are buying vaccines against rabies.