Much of the Kyiv Oblast village of Demydiv, flooded as a defensive measure, remains under water

29 May, 12:12 PM
The flooding of the village stopped the Russian occupiers (Photo:NV)

The flooding of the village stopped the Russian occupiers (Photo:NV)

Around 50 houses in the village Demydiv, Kyiv Oblast, remain flooded, the head of the regional administration, Oleksii Kuleba, said in a Telegram post on May 28.

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 “Currently around 50 houses in the village of Demydiv remain flooded; this helped to stop the Russian advance on Kyiv,” said Kuleba.

Kuleba recently visited Demydiv and spoke with its residents.

“People are understanding; we’re doing everything we can to resolve this problem,” he said.

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On Feb 25, Ukrainian forces blew up the bridge over Irpin River and a dam near Demydiv – the resulting flooding impeded the Russian army’s advance on Kyiv.

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