MOSCOW, November 10. /TASS/. The Kakhovka hydroelectric dam is still being used to evacuate civilians despite constant Ukrainian strikes, says Novoya Kakhovka city district head Vladimir Leontyev.
"Despite the constant strikes on the dam by Ukrainian armed forces, the dam continues to be used for the evacuation of civilians. There is damage; strikes happen almost every day - for example, the last one happened yesterday - but the dam’s condition still allows for its use in the evacuation of civilians," Leontyev said.
On October 18, Kherson Region Acting Governor Vladimir Saldo said that civilians will be relocated from the right bank of the Dnieper River to the left bank because of the danger of flooding that may occur in case of the destruction of the Kakhovka dam by Ukrainian forces. On October 31, Saldo announced the expansion of the evacuation zone to 15 km away from the Dnieper to the left bank portion of the region.