A leaking Nova Kakhovka dam could cause problem’s for the Ukraine AND Russia….
Who done it?
NBC reports that US Intel believes the Russian’s DID do this….
(There will be another post tonight on the rest of the Ukraine conflict news)
A critical dam along the front line in southern Ukraine was destroyed on Tuesday, with videos showing cascades of water pouring through the breach, putting thousands of people downstream at risk.
As water levels rose south of the dam, residents in the town of Antonivka, about 40 miles downstream, described watching in horror as roiling floodwaters swept past carrying trees and debris from washed-out houses. Ukrainian emergency crews rushed to evacuate the most vulnerable on the western side of the river, while conservationists warned that a huge and long-lasting environmental disaster was unfolding.
It was more difficult to assess what was happening on the eastern bank of the river south of the dam, which is under Russian control.
It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the destruction of the Kakhovka dam and electric plant, which lies along the Dnipro River and is held by Russian forces. President Volodymyr Zelensky blamed “Russian terrorists,” and Ukrainian officials said Russian forces had caused an explosion at the facility. The Kremlin’s spokesman, Dmitri S. Peskov, blamed the destruction on Ukrainian forces, calling it a “sabotage” attack.
The disaster came one day after American and Russian officials said a planned Ukrainian counteroffensive might have begun east of the Dnipro in the Donetsk region. Although the dam is far from that fighting, the destruction could divert both sides’ attention and resources from the much-anticipated counteroffensive.
The dam holds back a body of water the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. That reservoir supplies water for drinking and agriculture. It also provides water to cool reactors and spent fuel at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, but the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, said there was “no immediate nuclear safety risk.” The group said, however, that it was closely monitoring the situation….
Anyone think the Ukraine is NOT gonna do something to repond to this action?