British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said that it is too early to draw any conclusions about the circumstances of the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam. He added that the British military and intelligence agencies are studying the incident, reports Telegraph.
“But I can say that if this is a deliberate attack, then it will be the largest attack on civilian infrastructure in Ukraine since the beginning of the war and will demonstrate a new level of Russian aggression. Attacks on civilian infrastructure are horrendous and wrong. We have already seen similar cases in the course of the conflict. But it is still too early to draw final conclusions,” Mr. Sunak said.
On the morning of June 6, the upper part of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station collapsed. New Kakhovka, Aleshki and Kherson are partially flooded. On the territory of the Novokakhovka urban district, an emergency mode was introduced due to flooding. According to Ukraine, 80 settlements are at risk of flooding. Russia and Ukraine are carrying out the evacuation of those living above the territories under their control.
Moscow and Kyiv accuse each other of blowing up the dam. There was also a version that the dam collapsed itself due to previously received damage. The Investigative Committee of Russia opened a case of a terrorist attack due to the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine – under articles on ecocide and violation of the laws of war.