"We have already started pumping water out of the basements according to priorities," he said.
According to Leontiev, work on pumping water, first of all, is carried out in infrastructure facilities, then in houses.
Earlier it became known that the number of residential buildings flooded due to a dam break at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station in the Kherson region increased to almost 22.3 thousand.
The water level in Nova Kakhovka decreased by two meters, to 10 meters.
The head of the Kryvyi Rih Regional Military Administration, Yevgeny Sytnichenko, said that the enterprises of Kryvyi Rih in Ukraine had partially suspended work due to the situation with water supply.
According to the acting governor of the Zaporozhye region, Yevgeny Balitsky, the depth of the Dnieper in the region will decrease by no more than seven meters as a result of uncontrolled discharge of water in the dam of the Kakhovka reservoir after the breakthrough of the hydroelectric power station.