Since the first hours after russia blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the state has been taking steps to help Ukrainians. The Government has allocated a total of UAH 2.4 billion to supply water to residents of Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
This was announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal at a Government session on 9 June.
“Today, our attention is focused on the south of Ukraine, where a large-scale rescue operation is being carried out after the russian terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. This is an unprecedented man-made disaster for Europe. It is premeditated, cynical and designed to inflict maximum losses on civilians and our country,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Prime Minister stressed that the headquarters for the liquidation of the accident consequences, headed by the Minister of Internal Affairs, was in place. 1,400 people and 345 pieces of equipment are involved. Nine evacuation stations have been set up in Kherson region, 2,300 people have been evacuated so far, and drinking water has been supplied. Comprehensive assistance is being provided to those affected.
Denys Shmyhal thanked everyone involved in the rescue efforts: volunteers, donors, all the regions and communities that were helping to deal with the consequences of the terrorist attack.