Russia used Kinzhal, Iskander missiles to attack dam in Kryvyi Rih, governor says

15 September, 12:27 PM
In various areas, the water level rose to two meters, it was managed to be lowered (

In various areas, the water level rose to two meters, it was managed to be lowered (

Invading Russian forces hit the dam next to the city of Kryvyi Rih with Kinzhal and Iskander missiles, Dnipropetrovsk Governor Valentyn Reznichenko said in a Telegram messenger post on Sept. 15.

“According to the specified data, the Russians fired with Kinzhal and Iskander missiles,” he said.

“As a result of the attack, the water level in various sections of the Inhulets River rose from one to two meters. At this moment, it has been reduced by 13 centimeters, and it continues to fall. Rescue and emergency teams are working at the scene.”

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According to the governor, the evacuation of people is underway in Kryvyi Rih.

Oleksandr Vilkul, the head of the local military administration, wrote on Telegram messenger that the consequences of the attack are being dealt with.

“The flow of water has significantly decreased and the level where there is flooding has started to fall,” he said.

“In total, 112 residential private houses and summer cottages were flooded. These are in Hdantsivka and Motronivka, in the Inhulets district. We also evacuated people at night. I think today we’ll completely finish the elimination of the consequences (of the attack).”

Vilkul also talked about the situation with water supply in the city. According to him, all houses are provided with water supply, except for those in the Military Town and Makulan districts – another site where a cruise missile hit.

“There is a 600 mm water pipe there,” he said.

“(It was) a serious accident, but emergency crews worked all night. The elimination of consequences is already underway, water supplies are expected in the afternoon. So far, I gave a task and sent water carriers to the Military Town and Makulan, which will provide civilians with water. We’ll try to completely close this issue within the day.”

Local mediad share photos and videos of flooded streets in Kryvyi Rih. Some local residents have got out inflatable boats and are paddling around on the flood water.

Russia attacked Kryvyi Rih late on Sept. 14. The invaders launched seven or eight missiles from strategic aircraft and hit the dam at a reservoir to the west of the city. According to preliminary reports, there were no casualties in the attack.

Vilkul urged residents of several streets in the city’s Inhulets and Central City districts to evacuate due to the threat of flooding.

Following the attack, the Kherson Hydrometeorology Regional Center reported that the water level in the Inhulets River was rising rapidly and was approaching a historical maximum, threatening to flood settlements outside Kryvyi Rih and in northern districts of Kherson Oblast.

Commenting on the attack, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia is continuing to fight against Ukraine’s civilian population and had been trying to flood Kryvyi Rih by striking the dam.

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