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Months after dam destroyed to cease Russian advance, elements of village nonetheless flooded By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A home is seen flooded at an space after Ukrainian navy forces opened a dam to flood an residencial space to be able to cease advance of Russian forces to reach to the capital metropolis of Kyiv, in Demydiv, Ukraine, Might, 15, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos B


(Reuters) – Some 50 properties within the village of Demydiv stay partially submerged months after a dam was destroyed and the world flooded to cease Russian troops from advancing on Ukraine capital Kyiv, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba mentioned late on Saturday.

The Ukrainian navy blew up a dam on the river Irpin in February, sending water surging into the village and 1000’s of acres round it, flooding homes and fields, however stopping Russian tanks from reaching the capital metropolis.

“Right now, about 50 homes within the village of Demydiv stay flooded,” Kuleba wrote in a publish on the Telegram messaging app.

“Persons are understanding of the scenario. We, in flip, make each effort to resolve the difficulty.”

The village, whose historical past goes again a thousand years, had been partially evacuated after the beginning of the invasion, native media reported, however some residents have returned since Moscow shifted its offensive to east Ukraine.

Over the weekend, Russian forces pummelled jap cities in what the Kremlin calls its “particular operation” to disarm Ukraine and shield it from fascists. Kyiv and Western international locations dismiss this as a false pretext for a land seize.

(Reporting in Melbourne by Lidia Kelly; Modifying by Tom Hogue)


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