The so-called «chapter» of the temporarily occupied part of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo announced that the eviction of the inhabitants of the Kherson region, which the occupiers call “evacuation”, will expand by 15 km. He published another appeal on October 31.
According to him, people will be taken deep into the Kherson region, as well as to the regions of the Russian Federation. They are promised to pay 100 thousand rubles each, as well as to give housing certificates for the purchase of housing in Russia. At the same time, the accomplice of the invaders noted that «evacuation» citizens will allow the Russian invaders to create «defense in depth».
The reason for expanding the «evacuation» The balance called the fact that Ukraine is allegedly going to strike with missiles at the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. This despite the fact that the object has already been mined by the invaders themselves.
«There is an immediate danger of flooding the territory of the Kherson region, massive destruction of civilian infrastructure and a humanitarian catastrophe. In such a situation, I decided to expand the evacuation zone by 15 kilometers from the Dnieper,” he said.
Meanwhile, analysts at the American Institute for the Study of War note that the decision to start evacuation from the left bank may be a kind of “information cover” for the retreat of the Russian army. The statement of the Balance should also prompt the evacuation of those residents who remained on the western bank of the Dnieper. ISW assesses the probability of destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya HPP as insignificant.
- The occupying authorities of the Kherson region announced the evacuation of the civilian population from the left bank of the Dnieper on October 18th. The new evacuation zone also affects those areas where people could move from the right bank earlier.