13:15 06 Jun 2023

150 tons of engine oil spilled into Dnieper River after Kakhovka dam explosion

Kakhovka HPP is destroyed

At least 150 tons of engine oil got into the Dnieper River because of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant (HPP), and more than 300 tons may still spill into the river, and 80 settlements were flooded.

Rubryka reports, citing the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) members at an emergency meeting on June 6 and the president's website.

As Rubryka reported, on June 6, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky held an emergency meeting of the National Security and Defense Council regarding the situation at the Kakhovka HPP.

The Ukrainian leader reported that on June 6, at 02:50, Russian terrorists carried out an internal detonation of the structures of the Kakhovka HPP. All emergency services and the military were immediately informed.

Also, the NSDC members were informed that at least 150 tons of machine oil got into the river, and there is a risk of more than 300 tons of further leakage.

Also, 80 settlements are in the flooding zone. Fortunately, there were no casualties among the civilian population and the military.

The task was to develop a plan to evacuate civilians from risk zones and provide drinking water to the settlements that depend on the Kakhovka Reservoir.

At the NSDC meeting, they also agreed on international and security measures to hold Russia accountable for this terrorist attack.

As Rubryka reported, the Ukrainian staff at Russia-occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant keeps the situation under control and "has the tools in case of any development," the members of the NSDC assured.

Minister of Internal Affairs Ihor Klymenko, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba, General Director of Ukrhydroenergo state water supply company Ihor Syrota, First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi, President of Energoatom state energy company, Petro Kotin, gave reports at the Security Council meeting.


As Rubryka reported, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, located a few kilometers from the temporarily occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, Kherson region.

As a result of the dam's destruction, the water in the Kakhovka reservoir began to fall rapidly, threatening to flood.

Oleksandr Prokudin, the head of the Kherson regional military administration, reported that the evacuation of the local population from dangerous areas had begun as a result of the Russian occupiers blowing up the Kakhovka HPP, eight settlements and one micro-district of Kherson were entirely or partially flooded.

As we reported, the Russian occupying forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, and the HPP cannot be restored.

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