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Ukraine accuses Russia of blowing up Nova Kakhovka dam near Kherson

By Julian Borger and Dan Sabbagh

06 Jun 2023 · 5 min read

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  1. The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper River, causing catastrophic flooding and the evacuation of 16,000 people.

The Ukrainian government has accused Russia of blowing up the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper River, and called for people living downstream to evacuate in the face of catastrophic flooding.

As aerial footage circulated on social media, showing most of the dam wall washed away and a massive surge of water heading downstream, the army’s Southern Operational Command put up a Facebook post, accusing “Russian occupation troops” of blowing up the hydroelectric dam.

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