Kherson News – In the Kherson region, after the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP, there is less and less water. On the right bank, its level dropped to 40 centimeters. But still, about 200 houses remain flooded. Some neighborhoods of Kherson are still closed. Military, rescuers, and utility workers clean the streets under fire.
TSN.ua collected the stories of those who saved people during the flood, returned to their homes, and worked in the city under fire from the occupiers. How Kherson has changed over the past two weeks and what new challenges have fallen on people, read and see further.
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Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine, the administrative center of the Kherson region. The population at the beginning of January 2022 is more than 279 thousand. The place where modern Kherson locate inhabits even in pre-Christian times. According to archaeological excavations, the first man appeared in the copper and bronze ages. From March to November 2022, Kherson was under illegal Russian occupation. On March 6, 2022, it received the status of “hero city” from President Volodymyr Zelenskyi.
Ukrainian troops reportedly reclaim territory in Kherson province
Ukrainian forces have reportedly crossed the Dnipro River and retaken territory on the left bank of Kherson province, paving the way for a possible future advance towards Crimea. According to pro-Russian Telegram channels, Ukrainian troops have seized the village of Dachi, opposite the city of Kherson, near the destroyed Antonivskyi Bridge. The media said they have dug in and are seeking to establish a bridgehead.
There has been no official comment from Ukraine’s military high command. Still, the reports suggest Ukrainian units seek to exploit new weaknesses in Russia’s defensive position after the sabotage earlier this month.
The explosion – which Kyiv and Western governments say Moscow carried out – washed away Russian frontline positions. Russian troops have recently relocated from the left bank of Kherson province to the Zaporizhzhia region, where Ukraine is also seeking to advance.
Residents of Kherson were warned about the ban on drinking water from the tap – OVA
It is forbidden to drink tap water in Kherson.
Residents of Kherson are warned not to drink water from the tap – disinfection of networks is ongoing in the city, and the water is currently unsafe for consumption.
Kherson OVA writes about this.
Water supply networks disinfect in the Korabel micro-district. Currently, drinking this water and using it for cooking is illegal. Temporarily, the water is only suitable for technical needs,” the message says.
The concentration of sodium hypochlorite in water is many times higher. It is necessary to clean the networks from accumulated sediment in the water supply and destroy pathogens. Such disinfections are carried out preventively in all cities. And for the Kherson region, it is also necessary due to the flooding of water supply networks.
Specialists of the Khersonvodokanal chemical and bacteriological laboratory of drinking water control the cleaning process. The authorities will inform you about the completion of water disinfection.
The curfew has changed in the Korabel district of Kherson
In the Korabel micro-district in Kherson, the curfew’s length has changed. From June 27, it will last from 21:00 to 05:00.
The head of the Kherson MBA, Roman Mrochko, announced this. According to him, the ban on entry to some parts of the Korabel micro-district is also partially lift. So, from Tuesday, residents can get to their homes on Naftogawan.
However, entry and stay prohibit from Hydropark Square along Marija Fortus Street due to demining activities and ensuring security.
The situation in the Kherson region
The State Emergency Service reported that the water level in the Dnipro in the Kherson region has risen by two centimeters since the beginning of last June. As of June 26, it exceeds the norm by four centimeters.
Residents of Kherson warn not to drink tap water. After all, the disinfection of networks continues in the city. The water is currently unsafe to drink.
So over the past day, June 25, the Russian occupiers carried out 95 shellings of the Kherson region. In particular, Kherson attacked four times. Just one day, a 44-year-old man died from Russian aggression—another woman forgot under the rubble. One of the shells exploded right in the middle of the room.
Explosions rang out in Kherson
Another restless night for Ukrainians begins.
Explosions rang out in Kherson after midnight on June 26, 2023.
Eyewitnesses inform about this – local mass media write.
The Russians shelled Kherson: medics are fighting for the lives of the victims
Volunteers are also injuring.
Therefore, on the afternoon of June 22, Russian troops shelled Kherson. The occupiers targeted the residential building. There are victims.
Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson local military supervision, announced this.
The Russians continue to attack Kherson. The post of the head of OVA says peaceful citizens of Kherson and volunteers from another city were injured.
As a result of the occupiers’ attack on their yard, two people were injured. Currently, an 86-year-old woman and a 25-year-old boy are in serious condition. Doctors are fighting for their lives.
Student volunteers from Rivne, who were helping the Kherson people, also came under the fire of the Russians. The boys, aged 25 and 23 years old, received moderate injuries. Doctors are helping them.
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