Oskil (river)

49°06′00″N 37°24′31″E / 49.1001°N 37.4087°E / 49.1001; 37.4087Coordinates 22: 49°06′00″N 37°24′31″E / 49.1001°N 37.4087°E / 49.1001; 37.4087Length472 km (293 mi)Basin size14,800 km2 (5,700 sq mi)Basin featuresProgressionDonets→ Don→ Sea of Azov

The Oskil (Ukrainian: Оскiл) or Oskol (Russian: Оскол) is a south-flowing river in Russia and Ukraine. It arises roughly between Kursk and Voronezh and flows south to join the Seversky Donets which flows southeast to join the Don. It is 472 kilometres (293 mi) long, with a drainage basin of 14,800 square kilometres (5,700 sq mi).[1]

The river has its sources on the Central Russian Uplands, and flows through Kursk and Belgorod Oblasts in Russia, and through the eastern part of Kharkiv Oblast in Ukraine, where it joins the Seversky Donets river. An artificial lake, the Oskil Reservoir (Oskil Reservoir, Оскільське водосховище), was created in 1958 to help with flood protection and as a source of electricity.

There are several towns along the Oskil: Stary Oskol, Novy Oskol and Valuyki in Russia, and Kupiansk, Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi, Kivsharivka, Borova and Dvorichna in Ukraine.

On March 31, 2022, during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces destroyed the dam of the Oskil Reservoir.[2] In September of 2022, to resist the 2022 Ukrainian Kharkiv counteroffensive, Russian forces used the Oskil River as a defensive barrier.[3]

References

  1. ^ «Река Оскол», Russian State Water Registry
  2. ^ "ТРУХА⚡️Харьков + Украина🇺🇦". Telegram. Retrieved 2022-03-31.
  3. ^ Hernandez, Marco; Lu, Denise (2022-09-21). "Can Ukraine Break Through Again?". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-09-21.

External links

  • Oskil (Oskil) River in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine vol. 3 (1993)
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