KHERSON, October 22. /TASS/. The Kherson regional administration has urged local civilians to leave the city of Kherson across the Dnieper River to its left bank due to the danger of shelling, according to the administration’s statement posted on its Telegram channel on Saturday.
"All civilians of Kherson need to leave the city immediately. Kherson’s civilian residents, offices and ministries of the civil administration need to relocate to the left bank of the Dnieper," the statement says.
The administration explained this demand by a tense situation on the front, as well as by an increasing danger of massive shelling of the city and terrorist attacks.
On Tuesday, Acting Kherson Region Governor Vladimir Saldo announced that civilians who live on the right bank of the Dnieper River in the Kherson Region would be evacuated to its left bank due to the threat of flooding, which could be triggered by a Ukrainian military strike on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant. Saldo warned that Ukraine was accumulating substantial forces near Nikolayev and Krivoy Rog. According to the acting governor, the decision to relocate local residents was also due to the construction of massive defensive fortifications.