June 15, 2023, 15:46

Odesa region beaches are off-limits to visitors due to increased mine threat – Serhii Bratchuk

Literally, on the first day after the Kakhovka dam collapse, the Oblast Military Administration and the military called on the citizens of the region, residents of Odesa, to ban visits to beaches due to the growing danger from mines. 

Serhii Bratchuk, Head of the Public Council under the Odesa Oblast Military Administration, made the relevant statement at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform. 

“This large Dnipro water washed away almost the first line of enemy defense. The Russians were actively conducting mining operations on the left bank, actively dropping mines, including anchor and beacon mines and other ammunition, into the water. And now these munitions are detonating on the water infested with mines, both on the Dnipro and in the sea. For example, border guards already have such facts recorded, and they are also being washed up on the coast,” he explained.

According to Serhii Bratchuk, enemy mines are being destroyed in a controlled manner, and this work will continue. At the same time, the beaches and the Black Sea coast are being cleaned up in view of the mine threat.

“City utilities start working after the relevant military specialists have to clear the relevant areas of mines if necessary. Yesterday, such work was already carried out, and only then did the utility companies be put into operation,” noted Bratchuk.

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