Russian forces destroy dam near Kherson, Ukraine, causing evacuations and sparking outrage in ongoing conflict

Nova Kakhova Dam in Kherson Region Blown up by Russian Forces – Ukraine’s Military

Amid the ongoing tension between Russia and Ukraine, a major dam in the Kherson region of Ukraine was reportedly blown up by Russian forces. The Nova Kakhova Dam suffered a huge breach leading to water gushing out of it. While Ukraine accused Russia of destroying the dam, the latter has denied any involvement. The incident has caused widespread panic in the area, leading to evacuations.

The Ukrainian military has said that Russian forces were responsible for the destruction of the dam. They claimed that the attack was an attempt to cause flooding in the region, which would have resulted in further damage to the area’s infrastructure. The Ukrainian authorities have said that the attack was a violation of international humanitarian law and may lead to serious ecological and environmental consequences.

Russia has denied any involvement in the incident, dismissing the allegations as unfounded. The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused Ukraine of spreading false information to escalate the situation in the region. The spokesperson of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that the Ukrainian military is responsible for the incident.

The Nova Kakhova Dam is an important structure in the region, providing irrigation facilities and water to nearby towns and villages. The destruction of the dam has caused widespread panic among the local population. The Ukrainian authorities have called for an investigation into the incident and have promised to take appropriate action.

The incident comes amid the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, with tensions escalating in recent weeks. The international community has called for an immediate end to the conflict and has urged both countries to restart negotiations to resolve the issue peacefully.