More than 3,000 people evacuated from flooded districts of Kherson region, - Zelenskyy
As of the evening of June 10, more than 3,000 people have been evacuated from the flooded areas of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. But this is only the territory of Ukraine controlled by Kyiv.
This statement was made by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during his evening video address. The video was published on the President's Telegram channel.
"As of this moment, more than 3,000 people have been evacuated in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions. But again, this is only a free territory under our control," he said.
At the same time, only in some areas of the temporarily occupied territory is it possible to help people. At the same time, Russian terrorists are doing everything they can to ensure that there are as many victims of the disaster as possible. In particular, they are constantly shelling civilians, even evacuation points.
"Russia is not providing any real help to people in the flooded areas - not for the sake of propaganda, but for the sake of people..." - Zelenskyy said.
The President also stressed that there should be a separate fair and strict responsibility of the Russian state and the Russian leadership for this. And international organisations should work where the Defence Forces have not de-occupied our territories.
"Every life is important - the whole Kherson region, the whole south. Every town and village. We will do everything possible and impossible to help all our people. I am grateful to each of our rescuers, military and police officers, local communities and international organisations operating in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, all our volunteers - each and every one of them who helps to save people, animals and lives in the disaster area... I am grateful to the journalists who spread the truth and tell the world the stories of the affected people," he concluded.
As a reminder, on the morning of June 10, in Kherson, the occupiers fired on volunteers who were helping people affected by the flooding. Two men were wounded.
Before that, the occupiers had already shelled Kherson during the evacuation: a minor was among the wounded.
On June 8, Russian troops also attacked Kherson and the region during the evacuation: many people were injured.
Meanwhile, it became known that 374 people went missing in the Russian-occupied part of the Kherson region after the hydroelectric power station explosion. The Russian occupiers are preventing the evacuation of civilians waiting to be rescued.