Russian invasion: Situation report day 481
June 19, 2023 - The UN has accused Russia of refusing to allow aid deliveries to areas affected by flooding following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam, as Russia reported fierce fighting on three sections of the front line.
The United Nations accused Moscow of failing to allow it to provide assistance to Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine affected by the breach of a big power dam that flooded vast areas of land and left thousands homeless.
The statement comes as Ukrainian and Russian authorities said the death toll from the flooding had risen to 52. Russian officials said 35 people had died in Moscow-controlled areas and Ukraine‘s interior ministry said 17 had died and 31 were missing, Reuters reported. More than 11,000 have been evacuated on both sides.
Meanwhile, a Russian-installed official said Ukraine had recaptured Piatykhatky, a village in the southern Zaporizhya region, and were entrenching themselves there while coming under fire from Russian artillery.