Kozachi Laheri, Kherson Raion, Kherson Oblast

Kozachi Laheri (Ukrainian: Козачі Лагері, lit.'Cossack Camps') is a village (selo) on the left bank of the Dnipro River[1] in Kherson Raion, Kherson Oblast, Ukraine.[2]

Kozachi Laheri
Коза́чі Лагері
Kozachi Laheri is located in Kherson Oblast
Kozachi Laheri
Kozachi Laheri
Location of Kozachi Laheri within Kherson Oblast
Kozachi Laheri is located in Ukraine
Kozachi Laheri
Kozachi Laheri
Kozachi Laheri (Ukraine)
Coordinates: 46°42′25″N 32°58′59″E / 46.707°N 32.983°E / 46.707; 32.983
 • Total3,726
Time zoneUTC+2
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code+380 5542

Administratively, the village belongs to Oleshky urban hromada, one of the hromadas (communities) of Ukraine, which is centered in the nearby town of Oleshky.[2] Kozachi Laheri has been on the line of contact of the Dnipro campaign during the Russian invasion of Ukraine.[3]



During the Russian Empire, Kozachi Laheri was the administrative center of the Kozacho-Laherska Volost, a volost of the Dneprovsky Uyezd.[4] Its name literally translates from Ukrainian to English as "Cossack Camps".[5] In 1886, Kozachi Laheri had a population of 2,665. The village had an Orthodox church, two stores, a school and an annual fair.[4]

As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Kozachi Laheri was occupied by Russia in February 2022.[6] Russian forces shelled a kindergarten in the village on the night of 4 May 2022.[7]

The village was partially flooded when the Kakhovka Dam collapsed on 6 June 2023.[8] Ukrainian special forces conducted raids in the village in August 2023 during the 2023 Ukrainian counteroffensive.[5][9]



According to the 1989 Soviet census, the population of Kozachi Laheri was 3,880, of which 1,742 were men and 2,138 were women.[10]

According to the 2001 Ukrainian census, the village had a population of 3,726. 94.17% of residents were native Ukrainian speakers, 5.43% were native Russian speakers, 0.05% were native Belarusian speakers, 0.05% were native Romanian speakers, 0.03% were native Hungarian speakers, and the remaining 0.27% spoke other languages.[10]

See also



  1. ^ Nicole Wolkov; Riley Bailey; Grace Mappes; Angelica Evans; Kateryna Stepanenko; Frederick W. Kagan. "Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, August 9, 2023". Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Козачі Лагері - Херсонська область". decentralization.gov.ua. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  3. ^ Boffey, Daniel (9 August 2023). "Ukrainian forces cross Dnipro River in bid to breach southern frontline". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  4. ^ a b Волости и важнейшие селения Европейской России [The Most Important Towns and Villages in European Russia] (in Russian). Vol. VIII. St. Petersburg: Центр. статист. комитет. 1886.
  5. ^ a b "Dnipro Devils 'Raid Russian-Occupied River Town' of Kozachi Laheri". Kyiv Post. 9 August 2023. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  6. ^ "Interactive Map: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine". ArcGIS StoryMaps. ISW. 6 April 2023. Retrieved 6 April 2023.
  7. ^ "У Козачих Лагерях на Херсонщині військові РФ обстріляли дитячий садок" (in Ukrainian). 4 May 2022. Retrieved 21 October 2023.
  8. ^ "Наслідки підриву Каховської ГЕС: які населені пункти затопило – карта" (in Ukrainian). 12 June 2023. Retrieved 10 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Live: Russia says thwarted Ukraine drone attack on Black Sea warships". france24.com. France 24. 18 August 2023. Retrieved 18 August 2023. Ukrainian forces crossed into the Russian-occupied east bank of the Dnipro River in the Kherson region and took positions there, the region's Russian-installed governor said Friday. // He said Ukrainian "sabotage groups" had managed to hide out on the outskirts of the Russian-controlled town of Kozachi Lageri, near the river, but that they were later "cleared out" by Moscow's forces./.../ Saldo's comments come after Ukraine's deputy defence minister Ganna Malyar this week confirmed that "certain (Ukrainian) units performed certain tasks", on the left bank of the Dnipro river in Kherson.
  10. ^ a b "Банк даних". db.ukrcensus.gov.ua. Retrieved 8 June 2023.