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    Russia before the UN: kyiv attacked the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant to regroup its forces and cause humanitarian damage

    The permanent representative of Russia to the United Nations, Vasili Nebenzia, pointed out that Moscow advocates carrying out an investigation into what happened.

    Ukrainian forces attacked the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power stationlocated in the Russian province of Kherson, in order to regroup its forces and cause a humanitarian catastrophe in the area, declared Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, on Tuesday.

    In his speech at the Security Council meeting, Nebenzia recalled that the kyiv military had been openly talking about the possibility of blowing up the dam already last year. The representative stated that “the act of sabotage” perpetrated by kyiv against this critical infrastructure object can be classified as “war crime or attack”.

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    In parallel, the Russian ambassador to the UN pointed out that with this attack Ukraine, which accuses Moscow of having caused the emergency, is pursuing two objectives. “First of all, attract maximum attention to create favorable conditions to regroup units of the Armed Forces and continue with a highly publicized counteroffensive that it is clearly drowning and does not achieve the objectives set by Kiev”, Nebenzia remarked. In this context, he mentioned the report of the Russian Ministry of Defense in which it is indicated that Ukraine began to fortify defensive positions on the right bank of the Dnieper river .

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    “The second objective of today’s attack lies in inflicting the maximum possible damage on the population of vast territories, something that inevitably entails the destruction of an important water and energy infrastructure facility,” the Russian representative summarized. Nebenzia assured that the authorities of the province of Kherson continue to make efforts to evacuate those affected by massive flooding of the area, where there are already dozens of locations partially or completely submerged.

    • Built in 1956 on the Dnieper River for the Kakhovka hydroelectric project, the 16-meter-high, 3.6-kilometre-long dam holds more than 18 cubic kilometers of water.

    • In addition to its importance in terms of power generation and water use in agriculture, it is also an important source of water supply for agriculture. crimean peninsulawhich reunified with Russia in 2014 after a referendum for not recognizing the coup in kyiv.

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    Source: RT

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