The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam in the Kherson Region of Russia. Photo/wikipedia
Kherson – The Kakhovskaya hydroelectric dam in the Kherson Region of Russia, which is located upstream of the Dnepr River from the city of Kherson, was reported to have suffered significant damage on Tuesday morning (6/6/2023).
This news was revealed by a local official and several videos shared on social media.
“The upper part of the main infrastructure was destroyed as a result of the attack,” the Mayor of Novaya Kakhovka, Vladimir Leontyev, confirmed to RIA Novosti.
The dam was reported damaged at around 03.00 local time. A video taken from the drone has been circulating on Telegram purporting to show the aftermath with a stream of water flowing through the gap.
Moscow has repeatedly blamed Kiev for carrying out many of the attacks on the Kakhovskaya dam.
Russia warned an attack could be disastrous and result in the deaths of thousands of civilians.
In turn, Ukraine claimed Russia had planned to blow up the dam itself in a false flag operation aimed at trapping Kiev for the flooding.
This constant threat is considered to be one of the main reasons for evacuating civilians from certain communities in the area.
Not only that, but this threat also became the reason for the withdrawal of Russian troops from the city of Kherson to the left bank of the Dnepr River.