Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged International organizations, such as the International Committee of the Red Cross, to begin rescue efforts in the occupied parts of flooded Kherson Oblast.
“It is so far impossible to determine with certainty how many people in the temporarily occupied territory of Kherson Oblast may die without rescue, without drinking water, without food, without medical assistance,” Zelenskyy said, asserting that large-scale efforts are needed.
Moreover, the leader affirmed that there is a sentence to the existing international architecture for every dead person.
“If now there is no international organization in the zone of this disaster, it means that it does not exist at all, which means that it’s ineffective.”
He visited the flood-hit southern region of Kherson to assess the situation following the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam, highlighting that many important issues were discussed.
“The operational situation in the region as a result of the disaster, evacuation of the population from potential flood zones, elimination of the emergency caused by the dam explosion, organization of life support for the flooded areas,” Zelenskyy noted in a Telegram post.