On June 8, the Russian military shelled the regional center and settlements in the Kherson region, where civilians are trying to evacuate during the flood. According to preliminary data, due to targeted strikes, one person was killed and at least two were injured, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine said in a statement.
The Kherson and Oleshkiv regional prosecutor's offices launched a pre-trial investigation into violations of the laws and customs of war (parts 1, 2, art. 438 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).
The Astra Telegram channel publishes videos of the shelling filmed by residents. One of them shows an elderly man sitting in a boat, wounded in the head.
Earlier, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said in an interview with a journalist from the Axel Springer publishing house that many residents died as a result of flooding on the occupied left bank of the Dnieper. “From the rooftops of the flooded houses, people see the bodies of the drowned floating by. You can see it from the other side [of the river]. It is very difficult to take people out of the occupied part of the Kherson region,” Zelensky said.
According to him, Ukrainian rescuers are trying to help residents of the occupied regions, but the Russian military is shooting at them. As the president noted, he had long warned Western partners that the Russians could blow up the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station.