VIDEO: The explosion of the Kakhovka dam, which flooded 29 towns and villages along the Dnieper
Videos of the explosion of the Kakhovka dam, which, according to the Ukrainian Minister of Internal Affairs, are being published on social networks Igor Klimenko led to the flooding of 29 towns and villages along the Dnieper River.
A Ukrainian mortar hit the Kahovka dam on June 6 at 2:46am local time. While not the original explosion that caused the collapse, this is an obvious attempt to accelerate the process. #Kahovka #Kherson #UkraineRussianWar #UkraineWarNews #ukrainewarfootage #ukrainewar pic.twitter.com/C0Nnl1zqQM
— Venik (@venik44) June 6, 2023
Russia ruined Kahovka hydroelectric power plant in Ukraine, sinking dozens of settlements pic.twitter.com/v5J7EwMBRw
—St. Bayraktar (@shkuratovat) June 7, 2023
On the Telegram app, Klymenko announced that 10 of those settlements are on the Ukrainian side of the river. The head of the Ukrainian military administration in Kherson, Oleksandr Prokudin, previously announced that Ukraine had evacuated about 1.700 people from flooded areas by 13 p.m. local time.
Russian and Ukrainian authorities accuse each other of shelling the dam, which led to flooding that displaced thousands of people and left hundreds of thousands without normal access to drinking water. Kiev claims the bursting of the Russian dam was an "environmental bomb of mass destruction", while Moscow says it was an act of terrorism carried out by Ukrainian forces as part of their counter-offensive.
After the news that more than 300 animals died from the spilled water from the Kakhovka dam, footage of a fish plague is now being published.
When I was young we went fishing on Kahovka reservoir - we called that "sea" because it was so big that we couldn't see land, only water - Now all that fish dying without water. Video from Dnipropetrovsk region. pic.twitter.com/Sa21RBWP7B
— Igor Lopatonok (@lopatonok) June 7, 2023