Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Wednesday he was "shocked" at what he said was the failure of the United Nations and the Red Cross to provide help after the destruction of the massive Kakhovka dam.
Although the catastrophe happened many hours ago, "they aren't here," Zelensky told German newspapers Bild and Die Welt and also Politico. "We have had no response. I am shocked."
He also said Russian soldiers were shooting from a distance while rescue attempts were in progress. "As soon as our helpers try to save them, they are shot at," he was quoted as saying.