Months after dam destroyed to stop Russian advance, parts of village still flooded


FILE PHOTO: A house is seen flooded at an area after Ukrainian military forces opened a dam to flood an residencial area in order to stop advance of Russian forces to arrive to the capital city of Kyiv, in Demydiv, Ukraine, May, 15, 2022. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo

(Reuters) - Some 50 homes in the village of Demydiv remain partially submerged months after a dam was destroyed and the area flooded to stop Russian troops from advancing on Ukraine capital Kyiv, regional governor Oleksiy Kuleba said late on Saturday.

The Ukrainian military blew up a dam on the river Irpin in February, sending water surging into the village and thousands of acres around it, flooding houses and fields, but preventing Russian tanks from reaching the capital city.

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