DAM DISASTER: Ukraine seeks international aid as flood evacuations continue, while Putin denounces ‘barbaric act’ and experts deem blowing up Kakhovka dam a war crime

Ukraine is currently facing the aftermath of a severe dam disaster that has led to widespread evacuations and calls for international aid. The crisis began when the Nova Kakhovka dam was attacked and blown up, resulting in a catastrophic flood that has engulfed several regions of the country.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned the attack, describing it as a barbaric act of terror. However, suspicions about Russia’s possible involvement in the attack have further heightened tensions between the two neighboring countries.

In response to the crisis, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has called for international aid to alleviate the suffering of those affected by the disaster. He has also appealed for help in shoring up the country’s infrastructure and preventing further attacks on critical facilities.

The situation remains tense, as Ukrainian authorities continue to assess the full extent of the damages and identify those responsible for the attack. In the meantime, the disaster has further complicated Ukraine’s ongoing counteroffensive against Russian-backed separatists in the eastern part of the country.

As the world watches and waits for the crisis to unfold, Ukraine remains in urgent need of assistance and support from the international community.