Swaths of southern Ukraine remained underwater on Wednesday, after damage to the Soviet-era Kakhovka dam prompted a reservoir to overflow and inundate communities downstream on the Dnieper River. Russian and Ukrainian officers stated they started cleanup operations and evacuated hundreds of individuals within the areas of Kherson they management, however they famous that the depth of flooding was reducing. The United Nations stated the destruction unleashed is “monumental.”
Moscow and Kyiv have traded blame for the dam’s collapse, which poses strategic challenges to each side, experts say. America stated it has not decided what occurred.
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A Ukrainian zoo survived through war. The Kakhovka flood ended it: By shelling and mined roads, zookeepers in Kazkova Dibrova in southern Ukraine had battled by the 12 months to maintain their animals protected following the Russian invasion. However catastrophic flooding after the destruction of a dam within the area ended that, Rachel Pannett studies.
The deluge killed 300 animals, and only some swans and geese survived, zoo officers stated. “That is horrible grief, horrible ache,” the zoo stated on Fb.
Natalia Abbakumova and Samantha Schmidt contributed to this report.