The Russian army has used the Kh-22 missiles to conduct a strike against Ukrainian city of Kryvyi Rih as a result of which hydraulic structures had been damaged, reports head of the Dnipro region Valentin Reznichenko.
“Massive missile strike against Kryvyi Rih. Russians dropped seven Kh-22 cruise missiles from aircraft of strategic aviation. They hit objects of critical and transport infrastructure. There’s been serious damage done to hydraulic structures. As of now, no victims have been reported,” he wrote in a post on his Telegram channel.
According to Reznichenko, several districts of Kryvyi Rih were left without water following the attack. Currently, emergency services and crews are working on fixing the damage.
The missile strikes have destroyed a dam, reports Ukraine’s broadcaster Suspilne, citing local citizens. Ukrainian news agency UNIAN and Telegram channel Ukraine Now both report that as a result the water level of the river Inhulets, Kherson region, has risen by two-three metres. Telegram channel Operativno ZSU claims that the water level has risen by five-six metres.
It was previously reported that the river Inhulets had become shallow which allowed Ukraine’s Armed Forces to build a pontoon bridge over the river in the area of Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the Kherson region.
At the end of August, representatives of Ukraine’s Armed Forces said the army had been able to breach the first line of defence of the Russian troops and make the 109th regiment of the self-proclaimed Donetsk “people’s republic” retreat from their positions in the Kherson region. Representatives of the Kakhovka operational troops group reported that Russian paratroopers, whose task was to provide support to the 109th regiment, had allegedly run away from the battlefield.