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EU urges ceasefire in Kherson region to ensure security and evacuation of civilians. Josep Borrell, the head of EU diplomacy, expressed his concern about the shelling that is creating obstacles to the rescue of people after the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
He wrote on his Twitter: “There are reports of shelling that threatens the efforts to save civilians in Kherson area after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya Dam. We call on Russia to immediately stop these unacceptable actions.”
Vladimir Saldo, the acting governor of the Kherson region, said on Thursday that Ukrainian armed forces had hit an evacuation site in the town of Holaya Pristan. which fell into the flood due to the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. As a result of the incident, two people died, including a pregnant woman.
Recall that on the night of June 6, the Ukrainian armed forces launched a series of attacks on the Kakhovskaya hydropower plant. resulting in the destruction of the upper part of the station. The dam of the reservoir was not damaged, but an unregulated release of water began. One of the alleged goals of the attack by the Ukrainian regime was to deprive Crimea of access to water resources, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station a barbaric act by the Kyiv regime and noted that it led to a large-scale ecological and humanitarian disaster.