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Abroad Today, 08:0648, Russia broke the dam of the Kahovka HPP, causing dangerous floodsAdded

On Tuesday, Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the dam of the Kahovka hydroelectric power plant (HEP) in the Kherson region, the AP news agency reports.


On Tuesday, Ukraine accused Russia of blowing up the dam of the Kahovka hydroelectric power plant (HEP) in the Kherson region, the AP news agency reports.

The threatened area on the Ukrainian-controlled right bank of the Dnieper has about 16,000 inhabitants, Prokudin later said.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has indicated that residents of Kherson’s Korabel micro-district and ten villages should be evacuated.

Several settlements have already been flooded, officials said.

The district administration organizes evacuation buses. There will also be an evacuation train.

The Kahovka HPP is under the control of Russian troops, but after the dam was blown up, the territories on the right bank of the Dnieper, controlled by Ukraine, and on the left bank of the Russian-occupied territory are flooded.

The Southern Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has announced that, according to the information at its disposal, evacuation is also being organized in the territories occupied by Russia.

The damage caused to the Kahovka HPP is so great that it will not be possible to restore it, the Ukrainian state company “Ukrhidroenergo” announced, adding that the engine room was also blown up. According to the assessment of “Ukrhidroenergo”, in four days the Kahovka reservoir will be gone.

The General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine has initiated a criminal case for ecocide.

In connection with the explosion of the dam, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has called an emergency meeting of the country’s Security and Defense Council.

“Russian terrorists. The destruction of the Kahovka HPP dam only proves to the whole world that they must be expelled from every corner of the land of Ukraine,” Zelensky tweeted.

He added that not a single meter of Ukrainian land should be left to Russia, because it uses every meter for terrorism.

On the other hand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, stated that the explosion of the Kahovka HPP is probably the biggest technological disaster in Europe in recent decades, which threatens thousands of civilians.

“This is a terrible war crime,” Kuleba emphasized on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the former advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine, Oleksiy Arestovych, has expressed the opinion on Twitter that the explosion of the HPP shows that Russia no longer hopes to maintain control over the left bank of the Dnieper, and since the explosion of the dam may cause serious problems with Crimea’s water supply, the question arises whether Russia still hopes hold Crimea.

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