Zelensky: Aid organizations must help now with burst dam aftermath

President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday that international aid groups must act urgently to deal with the aftermath of the destruction of a hydroelectric dam in Ukraine and that no group was unable to help on the spot.

“It is necessary for international organizations such as the International Committee of the Red Cross to immediately get involved in rescue operations and help people in the occupied part of the Kherson region,” Zelensky said in his daily video address.

“If an international organization is not present in a disaster area, it means that it does not exist at all or is incompetent.”

Zelensky said that residents of areas of southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops were without water, food or medical aid and that it was impossible to determine how many people may have died in the region.