The city is located about 93 miles south-west of Dnipro in central Ukraine. Zelensky, who also survived a car accident on Wednesday night, September 14, said the strikes appeared to be an attempt to flood the city.
As locals were advised to evacuate, video shared online showed high water levels on the river and flooded streets.
Oleksandr Vilkul, the mayor, stated that although some residents had to be evacuated and some homes had been damaged, the situation was under control.
Zelensky, the president, criticized Russia for the bombing and claimed that the dam had “no military use.”
‘Scoundrels who, having escaped from the battlefield, are trying to do harm from somewhere far away,’ he said.
Anton Gerashchenko, an adviser to the interior minister, posted a video of what appeared to be a small bridge being washed away.
‘Rockets were directed at hydraulic structures. This caused water level of (the) Inhulets river to increase, threatening the city,’ he tweeted.
probably missile hit- to destroy 🇺🇦 pontoon bridges downstream
— C4H10FO2P (@markito0171) September 14, 2022
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