Washington: We have not yet determined who is responsible for the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam

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The United States does not deny that Russian forces may be responsible for the collapse of the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper River, but it has not yet determined who is responsible, it said. John Kirby, the spokesman for the US National Security Council at the White House.

- We only know that there are many dead. Although, these are early reports and we cannot specify. Russian forces illegally took over the dam and hydroelectric plant last year and are illegally occupying them, he said, adding that the United States is doing what it can to confirm reports of casualties.

-We are working with the Ukrainians to collect more information. But we cannot say specifically what happened, said Kirby.

"What is clear is that the damage to the Ukrainian people is significant. The dam provides water both for the irrigation of the region and for the irrigation of Crimea, as well as for the hydroelectric power plant, but also for the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, he said, stating that the United States was relieved to receive the news from the director of the International Atomic Agency that there was no immediate risk to the safety of the nuclear.

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