The destruction of the Nova Kahovka dam in southern Ukraine is “ecocide”, but national and regional officials are working to ensure local residents are safe, the head of Ukraine’s presidential administration said on Tuesday, as quoted by The Guardian.
Andrei Iermak wrote on Telegram that Russia’s actions also pose a threat to the nearby Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, but did not elaborate.
Anton Gherashenko, a former minister and adviser to the Minister of the Interior, suggested on social media that almost 16,000 people could be affected by a possible flood from the water coming out of the Nova Kahovka dam, The Guardian also notes.
Gherashenko published unverified images on Twitter that show water allegedly entering residential areas of Kherson. He states in the message that people will be evacuated by trains.
Iermak also said that “only force” can solve the “global threat” posed by Russia, in a message on Telegram. He wrote: “The destruction of the Kahovka Hydropower Plant is the biggest man-made disaster in decades, killing the environment and will negatively affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of people for years to come.
The insane objective of halting the advance of the defense forces and avoiding failure and shame drives the criminals in the Kremlin further. They are willing to do anything to raise the stakes in this war.
Today Russia is a global threat. Only force can solve the problem.”
Kiev’s foreign ministry says the destruction of the dam is “probably the biggest technological disaster in Europe in recent decades” and “an atrocious war crime”.
Editor : A.C.