Nova Kakhovka Dam Damage: Ukraine Accuses Russia For The Explosion

Nova Kakhovka Dam Damage flooding 70 town cities in Ukraine. Ukraine Accuses Russia For the explosion.

All you need to know about the damage

On Tuesday, a significant Soviet-era dam and hydroelectric power station blew up, causing water to spill from the ruptured structure in southern Ukraine that Russia controls. Ukraine accuses Russia of the incident, and the authorities in Ukraine have now issued evacuation orders for the riverside residents.

On the contrary, Russia seems to blame the Ukrainian armed forces for allegedly damaging the Nova Kakhovka Dam. However, Ukraine’s president vehemently denied this assertion and said that it was impossible to destroy the facility from the outside. According to him the facility has been under the control of Russia for months.

Ukrainian officials, however, had already warned the breach could create

  • broad ramifications,
  • flooding homes,
  • businesses downstream, and streets, l
  • owering drinking water supplies for the southern region of Crimea, which Russia unlawfully invaded in 2014.
  • The breach is reducing water levels upstream that assist in cooling Europe’s most giant nuclear power plant.

Ukraine’s forces were now widely believed to be advancing with a long-anticipated counteroffensive in spots throughout. Which is to be happening in more than 600 miles of the front line in the east and south of the nation. However, the dam collapse introduced a complex new aspect to Russia’s continuing conflict in Ukraine, which is now in its 16th month.

Emergency meeting called by Zelensky

Meanwhile, following the dam explosion, President Zelensky called an emergency meeting of his nation’s security and defence council.

The president’s office stated the conference blamed Russian forces for blowing up the dam and hydroelectric power plant. According to him, it was built for “from inside” soon before 3 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

In turn, the Kremlin responded that Ukraine was responsible for the disaster as water gushed through the Kakhovka dam in the Kherson region, which Russia controls.

“30 to 70 towns will be flooded along the Dnieper River; there may be problems in availing clean drinking water”, President Volodymyr Zelensky said at a briefing.

“There will be difficulty in accessing clean water. But there will be big problems with drinking water even in the region, where there will be no flooding,” he added.

Furthermore, he said, “Due to the loss of the cooling source at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station. The world is again on the verge of a nuclear catastrophe.

And the threat is now intensifying quickly.”  Zelensky referred to Russia as “terrorists” and said they must be expelled from Ukrainian land. He said they use every metre for terror, so they should not leave even a single metre to them.

The statement issued from Zelnsky’s office following the emergency meeting claimed that the nation’s top leaders had been “informed that at least 150 tonnes of machine oil got into the Dnipro River.

He also added that there is a risk of further leakage of more than 300 tonnes” as a result of the explosion.

The Latest Updates

  •   Following the explosion, the price of wheat and maize increased, indicating concerns that incident would disrupt the world’s agricultural supply chain.
  • According to the statement from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, 160,000 people had to flee their homes hours after Dam damaged.

Two U.S. officials and one from the West claim, “U.S. administration possesses intelligence that points to Russia as the perpetrator of the assault”.

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