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Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia Oblast has been 70% destroyed

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 12:52
Orikhiv in Zaporizhzhia Oblast has been 70% destroyed

OLENA ROSHCHINATUESDAY, 25 OCTOBER 2022, 12:52

The city of Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhia Oblast, has been 70%  destroyed due to constant shelling by the Russian army, said Svitlana Mandrych, Deputy Mayor of the city.

Source: Svitlana Mandrych in a comment for the Radio Liberty "News of the Azov Region" project

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Quote: "To date, there are about 2,000 officially registered destructions, but looking at it myself, Orikhiv has been 70% destroyed. 

A lot of houses have been burning lately because we are also being bombed with phosphorus bombs, and the houses just burn to the ground. Due to the density of shelling, a lot of houses are on fire, and it is impossible to extinguish them."

Details: Mandrych said that the city is under fire both day and night, and attacks can last up to  seven to fourteen hours in a row.

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"It is impossible to even get out of the basements, where people are staying for seven to fourteen hours. There are still about 2,000 people in the city and about 2,700 in the hromada [an administrative unit designating, in this case, the city of Orikhiv and its adjacent territories – ed.]. This includes the villages of Novopavlivka, Novodanylivka, and Novoandriivka. Villages that remain unoccupied," said the deputy mayor of Orikhiv.

According to Mandrych, the entire power grid in the city has been damaged, and transformers have been destroyed. There is no electricity, water, or gas supply in Orikhiv.

The deputy mayor stated that there are no problems with food in the city, but the hospital has been evacuated.

Earlier, Mandrych reported that the Humanitarian Centre in Orikhiv had stopped its work.

To recall: In recent months, Russian troops have intensified shelling of Zaporizhzhia. 

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