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Zelenskyy’s hometown in Ukraine floods after Russian cruise missile strikes break dam

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Flooded areas in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih started to see some reprieve Thursday after officers moved fast to divert water after a Russian cruise missile struck and broke a dam. 

Eight cruise missiles hit a hydrotechnical construction in central Ukraine Wednesday night, breaking a dam on the Inhulets River in what regional officers stated was an intentional hit to attempt to wash away town.

A view reveals a hydraulic construction broken by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine Sept. 14, 2022.  
(Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout by way of REUTERS)

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“Russia has dedicated one other terrorist act,” Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Kryvyi Rih army administration, stated in an deal with posted to Telegram in accordance with a translation by Ukrinform. “The try is to easily wash away part of our metropolis with water.”

Over 110 properties had been reportedly flooded, although Vilkul stated water ranges had been dropping and had decreased by practically 16 inches after officers labored in a single day.

Two intentional explosions and “main engineering” work was carried out on a dam in western Ukraine close to Chornohorka “to extend its capability” and permit water to be diverted from the Inhulets River, Vilkul stated.

Workers repair a hydraulic structure damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, in this handout picture released Sept. 15, 2022. 

Employees restore a hydraulic construction broken by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s assault on Ukraine, in Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine, on this handout image launched Sept. 15, 2022. 
(Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine/Handout by way of REUTERS)

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Zelenskyy condemned the assault in a fiery message Thursday morning and stated the strike had “no army worth in any respect” and was one other assault on civilian populations. 

“All those that launch these missiles, those that got here to our land – weaklings. You might be weaklings waging a battle towards civilians,” he stated calling Russian troopers “scoundrels.” 

“You’ll stay terrorists whom their very own grandchildren shall be ashamed of,” he continued. “A vile act, which can please insane Russian propagandists, however will definitely not save the ethical and psychological state of Russian troopers. “

Zelenskyy’s heated deal with got here after he visited the not too long ago retaken metropolis of Izium in Ukraine’s northern area of Kharkiv Wednesday. 

Surrounded by soldiers the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a national flag-raising ceremony in the freed Izium, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.

Surrounded by troopers the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy attends a nationwide flag-raising ceremony within the freed Izium, Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.
(AP Picture/Leo Correa)

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Ukrainian officers championed their success within the area, and Zelenskyy stated practically all of it had been “de-occupied.”

Nonetheless, Zelenskyy and regional officers stated town was left in a state just like Bucha and different city areas occupied by Russian forces and stated there have been once more indicators of human rights atrocities like torture and civilian killings. 

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