FLOODS IN UKRAINE Emergencies Ministry spokeswoman Tatyana Pomazanova told journalists on 4 August that 12 villages have been flooded and six bridges swept away in floods caused by heavy rains in regions near the Romanian border. A nine-year-old girl drowned in the floods. Pomazanova said the girl drowned near IvanoFrankivsk, about 400 kilometers southwest of Kyiv. Dozens of villages also have been flooded in the western Ukrainian region around Lviv. More than 700 people had to be evacuated.