14:54 06 Jun 2023

Kakhovka dam destruction: International leaders condemn Russia's terrorist act

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International leaders condemn the actions of the Russian Federation and the explosion of the Kakhovka dam, calling the destruction of the hydroelectric power plant a terrorist attack by Russia.

Rubryka reports, citing Twitter statements.

The President of Estonia, Alar Karis, said that this detonation would become an indictment against the criminals in the Russian government.

In turn, the President of Moldova, Maia Sandu, condemned the Russian invaders' destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) dam.

Also, British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly blamed the dam's destruction in Ukraine's south on the Russian invasion.

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, condemned what Russia did and called the blowing up of the Kakhovka HPP criminal and reckless.

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský accused Russia of blowing up the Kakhovka HPP dam and stated that the consequences of this could be compared to the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Latvian President Edgars Rinkēvičs joined several European leaders. He also condemned the Russian occupying forces blowing up the Kakhovka HPP in Ukraine.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas called the detonation of the dam in Nova Kakhovka a war crime. She wrote, "Terrorist state Russia has now turned water into a weapon."

"Destroying Nova Kakhovka dam is a war crime affecting countless civilians and bringing ecocide and mass destruction," she said.


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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