Russians intimidating residents of Kherson Oblast with threats to blow up dam
Russians trying to force civilians in Kherson Oblast to leave (Photo:Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)
Russian invasion troops have resorted to information blackmail to force the population of Kherson Oblast to leave, Natalia Humeniuk, head of the Joint Coordinating Press Center of the Ukrainian military in the south of the country, said on national television on Nov. 7.
She said the residents of Beryslav district do not want to leave, so the occupying forces began to intimidate them by threatening to blow up the dam of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant.
"Once again they spread bogus stories about the ‘shelling’ of our civilian infrastructure, in particular, tried to peddle the topic of the ‘shelling of the sluices’,” Humeniuk said.
“Not having a clear strategy on the battlefield, they are trying to use information (as a weapon).”
She added that the situation in Kherson Oblast remains complicated and tense due to the actions of the Russian troops.
The day before it was reported that the Russian troops blew up high-voltage power lines in Beryslav, Kherson Oblast. The city is likely to be without power until it is fully de-occupied.
In addition, a lack of electricity and water in all districts of the occupied city of Kherson was reported. There is also no power supply in some districts of the region.
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