On June 9, the centre was launched for humanitarian support for those affected by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.

Kharkiv locals can donate personal hygiene products, long-lasting food, animal feed and cages, and motorboats.

15 tonnes of humanitarian aid have already been sent to the victims, and another shipment will be sent soon.

“On the night of 6 June, the whole world again saw the cunning and cruelty of the adversary that Ukrainians faced. Hundreds of flooded settlements, thousands of injured people and their animals. The scale of the disaster was shocking! And from the very first day of the disaster, Kharkiv has not stood aside. I urge every Kharkiv citizen to join in to help. We are invincible when united!” Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said.

The centre is open from 9:00 to 18:00 at school No. 162 at 13 Permska Street.

More on the disaster

On 6 June, at around 3 a.m., Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Cities and towns down the Dnipro River, including a part of Kherson, were in the zone of possible flooding – 80 settlements in total. The head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration announced an urgent evacuation from the cities and towns affected by the flooding.

Evacuation of people from the settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River affected by the explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station continues. The situation on the occupied left bank is critical – the Russians have fled the flooded villages and towns, leaving people to fend for themselves.

Due to the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station disaster, 26 settlements in the de-occupied part of Kherson region are in the flood zone. More than 42,000 people live in this area.

Almost 1,600 Ukrainian rescuers and police officers, and about 300 units of special equipment are working in the flooded areas. As of 17:00, 1,894 people have been evacuated from the Kherson region. Most people were evacuated from the Korabel neighbourhood in Kherson – 1,431.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without drinking water as a result of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam explosion. While evacuations are underway in the part of Kherson region that has been de-occupied by the Ukrainian armed forces and emergency services are helping residents, people in the occupied territories are left to face the disaster alone. The situation is highly critical at Korsunka, Krynky, Oleshky, Hola Prystan, Kardashyntsi, Solontsi, where most of the houses are under water, and people are not allowed to leave the villages.

See also

  • Kharkiv Oblast under attack: Russian troops fired the region with Shahed drones. Russian occupants struck at civilian infrastructure in Kharkiv, Kupiansk, Chuhuiv and Bohodukhiv districts of the region yesterday.