16:54 06 Jun 2023

Kherson flood threatens world food security – Ukrainian MP

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Crops in the Kherson, Zaporizhzhia, and Dnipropetrovsk regions are under threat of destruction because due to annual droughts, as these regions used water from the Kakhovka reservoir for irrigation.

This was emphasized by the head of the parliamentary committee on agricultural and land policy, Oleksandr Haidu, the press service of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

"The undermining of the Kakhovka HPP is a terrorist act that endangers world food security. The consequences are already very significant for our farmers. After all, irrigating the lands in the three regions that depend on the Kakhovskaya HPP is impossible. These regions supply food to the world. The undermining of the Kakhovka dam by the Russians is not only a fact of ecocide, which affects the ecosystem of the entire Black Sea region, but also another attempt by the aggressor to provoke hunger in the world," the deputy noted.

He noted that Ukraine fulfills its obligations as a guarantor of global food security by supplying food to those countries that need it.

However, Russia constantly creates new "threats to increase global hunger."

"Today's tragedy has catastrophic consequences for Ukraine and the entire civilized world. No country should be aloof. The world should take decisive action to stop and condemn Russia's actions and prevent famine," Haidu added.

For reference:

Today, around 2:50 a.m., the Russians blew up the Kakhovka dam. The station was completely destroyed; it cannot be restored.

Ukrainian intelligence said that the invaders remotely detonated the Kakhovska HPP.

Up to 80 settlements are at risk of flooding due to the explosion of the hydroelectric power station. Meanwhile, 150 tons of lubricant got into the Dnipro, and there is also a risk of further leakage.

However, the National Security Council Secretary, Oleksii Danilov, noted, "Nothing and no one, no Russian, will stop the liberation of Ukraine, which time has come."

As of June 6, 2023, it is impossible to establish the actual state of a large part of the reclamation systems in the south of the country because they are located in temporarily occupied territories and there is no access to them.

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