News from Southern Ukraine – 21 October, 2022
Russian Missile Offensive on Ukraine Resumes, More Threats to Kakhovka Dam; EU Agrees Gas Price Cap
Residents of Kherson urged to immediately cross to the left bank of the Dnieper
Kherson administration urged residents to urgently leave Kherson
Жителей Херсона призвали немедленно переправиться на левый берег Днепра
MOSCOW, October 22 – RIA Novosti. Residents of Kherson must urgently leave the city because of the threat of shelling and terrorist attacks, the local administration said .
The authorities stressed that the situation at the front remains tense. There is a possibility of massive attacks on Kherson, as well as sabotage.
“All civilians must immediately leave the city and cross to the left bank of the Dnieper!” – the message says.
It is also specified that this applies to all departments and ministries of the civil administration.
You can go to the left bank of the Dnieper from Rechport, located on Odessa Square, house 4. River boats depart from there to the city of Aleshki. For all questions, the authorities were urged to call the hotline: +7 800 301 99 99.
Earlier, the commander of the Joint Group of Forces in the area of the military operation, Sergei Surovikin , said that there is evidence of the possible use of prohibited methods of war by the Kiev regime in the Kherson region . In addition, it was about the preparation by Ukrainian troops of a massive missile attack on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, as well as shelling the city indiscriminately.
Moscow circulated a letter to the UN Security Council calling on Kiev to prevent the destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. As Vasily Nebenzya, Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, noted, this could lead to the death of thousands of people.
Water is being dumped at the Kakhovka reservoir to reduce damage from the destruction of the hydroelectric power station
На Каховском водохранилище увеличили объемы сброса воды
SIMFEROPOL, October 22 – RIA Novosti. At the Kakhovka reservoir, the volume of water discharge was increased to minimize damage in the event of the destruction of the hydroelectric power station, said Vladimir Leontiev, head of the administration of the Novokakhovka urban district of the Kherson region.
“The hydroelectric power station continues to operate, although three units are out of order. It has not stopped work for a single day since February 24. The discharge of water has been increased over the past week so that in the event of a negative development of events, the amount of water that will rush downstream would be less. Level the water downstream has grown, all the gates are open (gates. – Approx. ed.), there is a preliminary discharge of water now,” he said on the air of Soloviev Live.
According to Leontiev, the scale of the disaster in the event of the destruction of the hydroelectric dam will be extremely serious.
The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station and its hydraulic structures were built under the USSR with a large margin of safety, the head of administration added. Nevertheless, one must be prepared for possible difficulties, he stressed.
In addition, Leontiev noted that the supply of Dnieper water to Crimea would be disrupted in this case.
At the same time, the official said that the situation in the city, despite constant shelling, is calm.
“There is no panic, we are calm, we are ready for any development of events, it is already pointless to appeal to the mind of that side. NATO strikes ,” the head of administration said.
Earlier, the commander of the Joint Group of Forces in the area of the special operation, General of the Army Sergei Surovikin , said that there is evidence that the Kiev regime may use prohibited methods of war in the Kherson region and that Kiev is preparing a massive missile attack on the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, as well as a massive missile and artillery strike on the city without analysis of goals.
Russia has circulated a letter to the UN Security Council with a call to prevent the destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by Kiev , which could lead to the death of thousands of people, Vasily Nebenzya , Russia’s permanent representative to the organization, also said at a meeting of the Security Council .