People endure daily shelling in Nova Kakhovka

STORY: The city came under Russian control soon after February 24, when Moscow launched what it calls its "special military operation" in Ukraine. Now, as Ukrainian forces continue their push to liberate eastern and southern parts of the country, Nova Kakhovka comes under fire daily, says local resident Viktor, who did not give his last name.

A local official, Ruslan Agayev, says the principal target of the ongoing shelling is the nearby Kakhovka hydroelectric plant dam, which acts as a gateway to the North Crimean channel. According to the official, the resulting wave - more than 12 meters high - would wash away everything in its path.

Another local resident, Elena Ballo is currently residing in a hostel as her own house is too dangerous to live in.