"Evacuation will happen. Santa": an aerial reconnaissance man meets the family from Oleshky he helped to save. A touching video
A State Border Guard Service aerial reconnaissance man with the call sign "Santa" met the family from Oleshky that he helped rescue. Before the rescue, he delivered food, water and encouraging notes by drone.
A touching video of the meeting was published by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Before the occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam, the border guard was conducting aerial reconnaissance and delivering "gifts" to the Russian occupiers.
But when the aerial reconnaissance men spotted civilians trapped in the flooded area, which was also under enemy control, their priorities changed. The Santa reconnaissance drone, like other colleagues from the Ukrainian Defence Forces, carried water, food and messages to people.
"Evacuation is coming. "Santa," was the note a border guard delivered with water to a family that had been driven to the attic by the water. Later, his drone helped to accompany the evacuation team. The family is now in a safe place.
"I am especially glad that we managed to save the lives of the children. Everything will be Ukraine!" said the aerial reconnaissance man.
The touching footage shows the boy approaching the Ukrainian defender and thanking him for saving him.
It is worth noting that after the Russian occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, water has been flooding the right and left banks of the Kherson region for three days. The situation is most difficult on the left bank, with many more settlements flooded there. At the same time, the Russian military is not helping people. The town of Oleshky is almost completely under water. Residents are sleeping on the roofs and begging for help.
On the morning of June 6, it became known that the occupiers had blown up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, putting up to 80 settlements under the threat of flooding.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the attack by Russia the largest man-made environmental disaster in Europe in decades.
Russia itself cynically accused Ukraine of the terrorist attack. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Ukraine had to destroy its hydroelectric power station and create a disaster proportional to the Chernobyl accident in order to deprive the occupied Crimea of water and because of an allegedly "failed counteroffensive".