Director General of Ukrhydroenergo Igor Sirota on the air of Donbass. Realii predicted that the peak of the water spill of the Kakhovka reservoir will occur on the morning of June 7.
He also noted that in the following days the water level below the damaged dam of the Kakhovskaya HPP would stabilize. After 4-5 five days, according to Sirota, it will begin to subside.
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. At the same time, the occupying authorities of Nova Kakhovka said that at about two in the morning a "series of numerous strikes" were carried out on the dam.
During the day, there were reports of flooding of dozens of settlements in the Kherson region, both on the left and on the right bank of the Dnieper. People are being evacuated from Kherson, the city of Oleshki is almost completely flooded .
The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a criminal case on the attack, claiming that the damage to the dam occurred "as a result of criminal actions by the armed formations of Ukraine." President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that the dam, like the entire hydroelectric power station, was controlled by Russia, and it was impossible to undermine it with the help of external influence, including shelling.