About this told the mayor of Novaya Kakhovka, Volodymyr Kovalenko, told Radio Svoboda’s “News of Azov” project.
“In the city itself, there is constant thunder, constant shelling. In this regard, the absolute majority of residents try not to be on the streets, only in case of great necessity. As for the actions of the occupiers, according to the information I have, which is almost every day, almost all private and non-commissioned officers remained on the front line. The officers went to the rear,” said Kovalenko.
According to him, the residents of Novaya Kakhovka have no access to certain streets at all, and the invaders shoot at violators of this ban without warning: “This is a park area, everything is mined there, everything is in reinforced concrete structures, everything is overgrown with weeds. The city has been turned into a garbage dump. And mortars or machine guns were placed from the second floors and on the roofs of residential buildings.”
Some villages became deserted
Kovalenko reportedthat a number of settlements in the left-bank Kherson region became deserted due to the war: “Korsunka is empty, almost no one returned there after the flooding.”
People also left the villages in the Oleshkiv community. Currently, there is a demarcation line between the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Russian army. The settlements located in the immediate vicinity of the Dnipro suffer the most.
“This is the village of Pidstepne, Krynky, Nechaive. I don’t know how many people are actually left in Pishchanivka today. There is no one to contact, there are no people,” said Tetyana Hasanenko, head of Oleshkivska MBA.
- On October 11, in the temporarily occupied Novaya Kakhovka, Kherson region, partisans set fire to a monument to Lenin, which the Russians erected in April last year.