Ukrainian rescue services do not expect large mass of water and flooding to come to Ukraine, but they prepare for the possible prevention of local emergencies, vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul told press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

"There will be no big water in Ukraine, but there are local situations, to which we must prepare. The main volume of water, coming from Belarus and Russia, down cascade of the Dnipro Piver, including Kyiv, passed already. Situation is more complicated on the Danube. However, we are ready to eliminate the local problems," vice Prime Minister said.

According to him, as of today the Danube water level in the Ukrainian part dropped to 1-5 cm, and continues to decline. However, according to weather forecasts, it will be raining in the river basin for the next two weeks. Therefore, water level in the Danube is expected to rise up to 2 meters on June 20-25.

"We take emergency prevention measures. About 1.200 officers of the Emergency Service and 400 pieces of equipment are involved in preventing flooding of towns and villages," he noted.

The official added that an inter-agency operational headquarters for the coordination of the central and local governments established cooperation with Romania for the passage of flood waters from Germany.

In addition, Vilkul informed that on Tuesday, June 12th, there will be visiting session of the inter-agency headquarters in Odesa region in the Danube River Basin on the most likely areas of rising water levels.


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