Beaches will not open in Odessa and the region this summer

In Odessa and the Odessa region, due to the war in the holiday season of 2022, the beaches will not be opened.

This was stated at a briefing by the speaker of the Main Directorate of the State Emergency Service in the Odessa region Marina Martynenko.

She noted that the department has recently received a lot of requests from citizens in connection with the recent statement by the mayor’s office of Odessa about the intention to create safe beach areas for vacationers.

“Not a single beach on the territory of the Odessa region will open. Currently, the coast is a line of defense, not a recreation area,” Martynenko stressed.

She noted that the region’s beaches are dangerous, mainly because enemy mines are periodically washed ashore in waves. According to her, this season, the only possible place for recreation is sanatoriums, recreation centers, etc., which have swimming pools.

“Staying on the coast and swimming in the Black Sea remains prohibited,” the speaker added that those who wish to come to the Odessa region to swim in the Black Sea should not do this.

In addition, she noted that this season it is forbidden to swim in other (inland) water bodies of the region (rivers, lakes), because before the start of the season, they did not pass the appropriate annual check.

In Odessa and the Odessa region, due to the military aggression of the Russian Federation, it is forbidden to swim in the Black Sea and stay near the water. After the storm, anti-ship anchor mines repeatedly nailed to the coast, some detonating. In particular, in early June in the Odessa region, a man was blown up by a mine while relaxing on the beach.