Russia Is Shelling Those Saving Kakhovka Flood Victims, Rescuer Says

Volunteers and others push a stretcher carrying an elderly person who was evacuated from a flooded area on June 9, 2023 in Kherson, Ukraine. The country’s Civil Defense service said that rescue efforts are being hampered by Russian shelling.ROMAN PILIPEY/GETTY IMAGES

“There are some people who have died because of Russia’s constant shelling of the city,” he told¬†Newsweek¬†from Kherson, through a translator. “It’s really hard to evacuate people because when the shelling starts, the rescuers have to go into a shelter to wait for it to stop.”

“The Russians know where the rescue teams are located and sometimes deliberately shell those areas,” he said, with the left side of the city particularly vulnerable.

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