Kherson - after the flood

The photos were taken in Kherson, in the area bordered by Tchaikovsky Street, Ship Square, and the railway. The riverbank is nearby, just beyond the railroad. In one way or another, almost three hundred houses in this area have been affected.
The Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine was breached in the early hours of 6 June 2023, causing extensive flooding along the lower Dnieper river, also called the Dnipro, in Kherson Oblast. The dam was under the control of the Russian military, which had seized it in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.Many experts have concluded that Russian forces likely blew up a segment of the dam to hinder the planned Ukrainian counter-offensive. (Wiki)

Pictures by Victoria Ivleva, a Russian photographer and volunteer. Victoria moved to Ukraine in March 2022 because she felt a strong desire to stand with Ukraine and help the Ukrainian people. Her sons have also been in Ukraine as volunteers since March 2022, evacuating people from areas near the front lines.