• Thu. Feb 29th, 2024

Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of ‘Novaya Kakhovka’ flooded after dam burst: report

Russian-controlled Ukrainian city of ‘Novaya Kakhovka’ flooded after dam burst: report

“The city is flooded,” said Vladimir Leontev, head of the Russian-installed city.

Moscow:

The Russian-occupied city of Nova Kakhivka in southern Ukraine – home to a dam that Moscow and Kyiv have accused each other of targeting – is “flooding”, officials told Russian media on Tuesday.

“The city is flooded,” Vladimir Leontiev, head of the Russian-installed city administration, told Russian media.

The dam Kakhovka hydroelectric power station Southern Ukraine has become the latest casualty of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, with both countries accusing the other of aggression. The burst dam flooded the war zone.

Ukrainian authorities said that the water level will reach a critical level in the next five hours. “The water will reach a critical level in five hours,” regional governor Oleksandr Prokudin said in a video on his Telegram channel.

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