Ukrainian forces opened a dam and flooded the village of Demidev to drive away the Russian forces.
Everyone understands this and no one regrets it, says Antonina Kostochenko to T.VIt’s the New York Timeswho was in the village.
Newspaper He describes flooded gardens and homes, drenched carpets drying in the sun, and residents poking potatoes and cups of pickled vegetables.
Demidev is located in Kyiv Oblast, north of the capital, Kyiv. The Dnipro River flows through the village:
It was Ukrainian forces who deliberately opened the dam to flood Demidev and the neighboring lands and swamps, to prevent the Russians from encircling and besieging the capital, Kyiv.
The New York Times calls it a “tactical victory” and writes that the flood played a decisive role in the capital’s battles in March.
Floods prevented Russian attempts to encircle Kyiv on the western bank of the Dnipro River. and limited crossing points across the river.
According to the New Tork Times, Russian troops tried to cross the river six times, but to no avail. The newspaper reported that the floods prevented a tank attack on Kyiv and gave Ukrainian forces valuable time to prepare for defense.
But this is not the first time that the Ukrainians have destroyed their infrastructure to stop the Russians. Ur.
A total of 300 bridges have been destroyed in the country, according to Transport Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov. Ukrainian forces bombed roads and airports and destroyed train tracks.
More than a month after the start of the withdrawal of Russian forces from Kyiv, there is still much work to be done to empty the village of water.
It is said that Russian artillery fire later destroyed the dam, which in turn does the work of removing water from the village. Work is expected to take several weeks, possibly months.
However, residents largely agree that the benefits of stopping Russian forces outweigh the disadvantages of living in a flooded village, according to the New York Times.
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