Vladislav Nazarov, spokesman for the Ukrainian army’s “Southern” Operational Command, claimed that the Russian army had hit the Kakhovka Dam in the Kherson region.
Nazarov said on his social media account, “Russian occupation troops blew up the Kakhovka HPP. The extent of destruction, speed and volume of water, possible flood zones are being clarified. All services are working. The situation is being monitored.”
Alexander Prokudin, the head of the Kherson Region Military Administration, announced on his social media account that residents living on the right bank of the Dnieper River under threat of flooding will be evacuated.
“It is currently impossible to evacuate the people on the left bank of the river because it is occupied,” Prokudin said.
Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine Andriy Yermak made a statement on his social media account regarding the situation in the Kakhovka HPP.
Stating that President Volodymyr Zelensky will convene the National Security and Defense Council on this incident, Yermak said: “This is an environmental massacre. The Russians will be responsible for depriving people in the south of the Kherson region and Crimea of drinking water, destroying some settlements and the biosphere.”