During a working visit to Kherson region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a coordination meeting on the liquidation of consequences of the emergency caused by the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam, the organization of life support in the flooded areas and the restoration of the region's ecosystem.
Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Internal Affairs and headquarters chief for the liquidation of consequences of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion, reported on the operational situation in the region as a result of the disaster and the evacuation of the population from the flooded areas. According to him, the losses as a result of the terrorist act were assessed, the probable risks were calculated, and the tasks of providing the affected population with water and electricity, overcoming possible sanitary and epidemic threats, and evacuation measures were defined. Rail and road transport has been prepared for the evacuation of people. Residents of the flooded settlements are provided with food in full. Work is underway to supply drinking water. Evacuation points have been set up at selected healthcare facilities.
Head of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine Serhiy Kruk and CEO of Ukrhydroenergo Ihor Syrota reported on the progress of the emergency response to the dam explosion.
The parties also heard a report from Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, on the organization of life support in the flooded areas.
Ruslan Strilets, Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources, told the meeting participants about the prospects for restoring the region's ecosystem.
Mykhailo Drapaty, Commander of the Kherson operational group of troops, informed about the operational military situation in the man-made disaster area.
The President instructed to fairly calculate the losses and allocate funds to compensate the residents affected by the disaster. In addition, the Head of State instructed to develop a program to compensate for losses or relocate enterprises within Kherson region.