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Around 1,000 people evacuated from Novaya Kakhovka — authorities

According to a spokesman for the city administration Ruslan Agayev, evacuation proceeds seven days a week

KHERSON, November 6. /TASS/. Some 1,000 people have been evacuated from the city of Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson region, Ruslan Agayev, a spokesman for the city administration, said on Sunday.

"Jointly with the Russian emergencies ministry, some 900-1,000 people [have been evacuated], according to the official requests from people," he said.

According to Agayev, evacuation proceeds seven days a week. People are being taken to Crimea by buses and further on to the Krasnodar Territory by railway transport.

Kherson Region governor Vladimir Saldo said on October 18 that people living on the Dnieper right bank would be relocated to the left bank due to the risk of flooding triggered by Ukraine’s attack on the Kakhovka hydropower plant. On October 31, he said that the evacuation zone on the left-bank part of the region would be expanded to a distance of 15 kilometers from the Dnieper.