Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal announced that a headquarters will be established to eliminate the consequences of the collapse of a dam at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. According to him, the government has earmarked about $63 million to provide drinking water to the affected areas. TASS.
According to the Prime Minister, a headquarters is being created in the country to eliminate the consequences. It will include ministers, deputies, heads of central executive bodies and representatives of state-owned enterprises.
“It was decided to allocate funds from the Recovery Fund in the amount of 1.5 billion hryvnia (approximately $40.6 million – socialbites.ca) for the construction of two new main water pipelines,” he said, explaining that this is necessary to ensure this. Krivoy Horn, Nikopol and Manganese drinking water.
Shmyhal added that about 846 million hryvnia (about $23 million) has been allocated to meet the drinking water needs of the Mykolaiv and Dnipropetrovsk regions. The Prime Minister noted that some of these funds will be used to supply water to Ukraine’s Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
The head of government also said that Interior Minister Igor Klimenko was appointed head of the work to eliminate the consequences.
On the night of June 6, the upper part of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station was destroyed in the Kherson region, near Novaya Kakhovka. Dozens of settlements began to flood, including Kherson and New Kakhovka.
Russia and Ukraine blame each other in the breaking of the dam. There is also a version that the accident occurred due to “old damage”. The Ukrhidroenergo company stated that the station was completely destroyed and cannot be restored.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a press conference that breakthroughs were made in hydroelectric power plants in various regions of the country. expected problems with drinking water.
Deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, head of the humanitarian mission Igor Kastyukevich, said that Russian volunteers provided assistance in the evacuation of people from the flood zones in the Kherson region controlled by Moscow. According to him, volunteers provide the distribution of drinking water, as serious problems may arise.
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