In the Kherson region, the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, the last stage of the Dnieper hydroelectric cascade, went under water after an explosion on June 6. The video was published by the pro-Russian military commander Yuri Kotenok in the Telegram channel:
“At 10:48 Moscow time, the Kakhovskaya HPP was completely flooded. In Novaya Kakhovka, the water level has risen to 10 meters.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel, called the destruction of the dam a war crime and said that Russia would be held accountable.
In Krivoy Rog, water consumption is limited, since 70% of the city's water supply comes from the Kakhovka reservoir. The head of the city administration called the situation "difficult, but controllable", there are queues for water, there are interruptions in the water supply system due to overloads.
On the morning of June 6, the Ukrainian operational command "South" announced that Russian troops had blown up the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. The occupying authorities of Novaya Kakhovka reported that at about 2 a.m. there were attacks on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, but it was not specified from whose side. Ukrhydroenergo claims that the Kakhovskaya HPP is completely destroyed and cannot be restored. The Russian state agency TASS writes that half of the spans of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station have already collapsed, the collapse continues.
Adviser to the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak said on the Breakfast Show that, according to Ukrainian intelligence, the 205th motorized rifle brigade of the Russian Armed Forces had blown up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is holding an emergency meeting of the National Security Council.
The Insider drew attention to the fact that a week before the explosion at the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, the Russian authorities allowed not to investigate accidents at hazardous facilities, including hydraulic structures, in the occupied territories.