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How intentional flooding saved Ukrainian village from Russian occupation

Ukrainian forces opened a dam early in the war in Demydiv, causing the Irpin River to flood the village and thousands of acres around. The move has since been credited with stopping Russian soldiers and tanks from breaking through Ukraine's lines.
Local residents walk along a flooded area after Ukrainian military forces opened a dam to flood a residential area in order to stop the advance of Russian forces to arrive to the capital city of Kyiv, in Demydiv, Ukraine, May, 15, 2022. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
Local residents walk along a flooded area after Ukrainian military forces opened a dam to flood a residential area in order to stop the advance of Russian forces to arrive to the capital city of Kyiv, in Demydiv, Ukraine, May, 15, 2022. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)
Updated on May 16, 2022 04:57 PM IST
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