Ukraine Battles Flooding After Russian Strike on Dam

Updated Sept. 15, 2022 6:31 pm ET

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Ukrainian authorities said Thursday that they staved off flooding caused by a Russian missile strike on the southern city of Kryviy Rih, as Moscow targeted the dam with new salvos and Ukrainian forces consolidated their positions in recently retaken areas.

Changing its strategy after stinging military defeats, Russia this week began a campaign of cruise-missile strikes on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure. Wednesday’s initial attack on a dam in Kryviy Rih followed a strike on Monday that disabled the main power station in the country’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, knocking out electricity in much of eastern Ukraine.

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