Residents are being urged to evacuate.

Because of a risk of flooding.

After missiles hit a major reservoir dam.

22 streets in two districts of Kryvyi Rih are affected.


A water flow of 100 cubic metres per second.

Was gushing from breaches.

And water levels in the Inhulets river.

Were rising dangerously.


‘Gandalf the Green’ described ‘Mordor’.

As a “terrorist state”.

“You are weaklings who fight civilians.”

He was born in Kryvyi Rih.


On Wednesday he said, “Scoundrels.

Who having escaped from the battlefield.

Are trying to do harm.

From somewhere far away.”


He said the reservoir had “no military value at all”.

Water supplies have been affected by the attack.

And about 600,000 people are now at risk of flooding.

In the centre and another district of the city.



*Because I read “Ukraine war: Evacuation plea after major dam hit by strikes” on 15 Sep 2022, on the BBC News, and also “Why are Ukrainians calling Russians ‘orcs’?” by James FitzGerald on 30 April 2022, on the BBC news.
So, I wrote this poem.
Please read the original story and look at the photos on the BBC news:

Ukraine war: Evacuation plea after major dam hit by strikes – BBC News



**My friend shows you this poem also on the Ukrainian website for their children and others!

Kurama (Japan). «Poets in Kryvyi Rih» — a poem about the russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022. – Мала Сторінка (storinka.org)

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