Ukraine mitigates flood damage caused by dam damaged by Russian strike

17 September, 04:06 PM
Rescuers pumped out 2,015 cubic meters of water in the private sector of Kryvyi Rih after Russian strikes on the dam (Photo:SVOYI Kryvyi Rih/Telegram)

Rescuers pumped out 2,015 cubic meters of water in the private sector of Kryvyi Rih after Russian strikes on the dam (Photo:SVOYI Kryvyi Rih/Telegram)

Flooded residential buildings in Kryvyi Rih have been drained following Russian missile strikes on a nearby dam, local governor Oleksandr Vilkul reported on Telegram on Sept. 17.

"Work continues on the city's hydraulic structures to eliminate the consequences of missile strikes,” he stated.

Additionally, deputy presidential chief-of-staff Kyrylo Tymoshenko clarified on his Telegram channel a drop in water level has been observed throughout the affected areas, and water levels are below critical levels.

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"Repair work on the dam continues, but it no longer affects the safety of people,” he noted.

“We will soon finish working on it.”

Russia launched seven missile strikes on Kryvyi Rih on Sept. 14, striking a hydraulic structure.

The following day, Russian troops again fired missiles at Kryvyi Rih three times and hit an industrial facility, as well as other hydraulic structures.

After these attacks, the water level in the nearby Inhulets River began to rise, flooding more than 100 residential homes in the city.

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