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Russian forces shell Kherson amid evacuation efforts

by Dinara Khalilova June 8, 2023 2:36 PM 1 min read
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Kherson is under Russian shelling on June 8 amid the ongoing evacuation of residents from the flooded areas, according to a Kyiv Independent journalist on the ground.

Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin also reported the shelling, saying that Russian troops were targeting the coastal area and central part of the city.

Ukrainian authorities and volunteers continue evacuating civilians from the affected areas of Kherson and other regional settlements after the Kakhovka dam destruction caused mass flooding along the Dnipro River.

Twenty settlements on the Ukrainian-controlled west bank have been flooded, and 2629 homes have been affected, Kherson Oblast Military Administration reported on the same day.

Russian forces destroyed the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam on the Dnipro River on June 6, sparking a large-scale humanitarian and environmental disaster across southern Ukraine.

What are the consequences of the Kakhovka dam’s demolition?
The destruction of the Kakhovka dam can lead to serious humanitarian, ecological, economic, military, and legal consequences. The demolition was carried out by Russian forces in southern Ukraine in the early hours of June 6. And it’s among the most dramatic violations of the Geneva Conventions in…
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