Ukraine Accuses Russia of Blowing up Nova Kakhovka Dam

Ukraine’s Operational Command South has accused Russian forces of mining the Nova Kakhova, which burst this morning, allowing the Kakhovka Reservoir to empty into the Dnipro River and raising fears of catastrophic regional flooding in Kherson.

Russia’s military has accused Ukraine of destroying the dam during an attack.

Despite the accusations, the exact reason behind the dam’s destruction and who was behind it remains unclear at this time.

The loss of the dam has severe consequences, such as the potential flooding and destruction of regions down river, ecological damage, risk to the cooling mechanisms at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, as well as impacts on water and power supplies.