Editor-in-chief Matsuka: The dam of Kakhovka HPP is destroyed by the Russian troops

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On the morning of June 6, Russian forces blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, and flooding of the territories downstream of the Dnipro began. The destruction of the dam is a man-made disaster organized by the Russian forces. Flooding of large areas occurs to fast, within a matter of hours. More than 80 settlements were in the flood zone, including districts of Kherson city. Evacuation operations of the civilian population began. Residents of the low left bank of the Dnieper, who are under occupation, suffered the most damage from flooding. Any attempts to accuse Ukraine of sabotage are stupid. The Russians themselves mined the dam and blew it up. Even earlier, the occupiers threatened to blow up the dam and blackmailed that they would do it in order to prevent the Ukrainian counteroffensive. In the fall of 2022, they damaged part of the dam for the first time, which led to a decrease in the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir. Kyiv publicly warned about the threat of tragedy back in the fall of 2022. President Volodymyr Zelensky personally informed the European Council and called for an international observation mission to be organized at the facility. The possible purpose of the terrorist attack is to flood the islands in the lower reaches of the Dnipro, which were liberated the day before by the Ukrainian Defense Forces in order to prevent further counteroffensive on the left bank. Another probable reason is to cause maximum damage to Ukraine in conditions when the russian forces have lost hope of maintaining their control over the south of Ukraine. The Russian terrorist attack will have long-term economic and environmental consequences for Ukraine (thousands of animals and ecosystems will be destroyed). Disabling of Kakhovka hydroelectric power station may stop water supplies to Crimea through the North Crimean Canal. The World on the Brink of Nuclear Disaster. After all, the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant has lost its cooling source. The man-made disaster at the Kakhovka HPP is tantamount to the use of weapons of mass destruction, and the world should treat and react to it in this way. The Kremlin continues the ecocide campaign in Ukraine. On the eve of the terrorist attack on the hydroelectric power station, on the International Day of Environmental Protection on June 5, the russian forces damaged a pipeline with ammonia in the Kharkiv region. Russia is waging a genocidal war against the Ukrainian people, seeking to kill as many Ukrainians as possible and make life unbearable for the rest. While Putin is in the Kremlin, all of humanity is in danger. Russia should be recognized as a terrorist state.