As of now, more than 3,000 people have been evacuated in the government-controlled areas of Kherson and Mykolayiv regions affected by floods caused by the Kakhovka dam destruction. However, only in some areas of the occupied territory is it possible to help people: Russian terrorists are doing everything to ensure that there are as many victims of the disaster as possible, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in his evening address.
"Russian shelling continues - even of evacuation points. Russia does not provide any real help to people in the flooded areas - not for the sake of propaganda, but for the sake of people. The Russian state and the Russian leadership must bear separate, fair and strict responsibility for all this," Zelenskyy said.
He noted that international organisations should work in the occupied territories.
"Now, unfortunately, we see that at some levels in the world there is simply shameful indifference to the ecocide and human tragedy caused by the Russian terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station," he added.
The president thanked every rescuer, military and police, local communities and international organisations operating in Kherson and Mykolayiv regions, all volunteers who are helping to save people, animals and lives in the disaster area.