With the continued exchange of accusations and the imposition of responsibilities between Russia and Ukraine About the collapse of the huge Kakhovka Dam in Kherson in southern Ukraine, new evidence appears to have emerged.
Engineers and experts reported that several data indicated that the destruction of the Great Dam, located in an area controlled by Russian forces, resulted from an internal explosion.
They also explained that the explosion occurred with an explosive device in a corridor through the concrete base of the dam, which led to the destruction of this dam on the sixth of June, according to what was reported by the New York Times.
In addition, they indicated that a full examination of the dam, after draining the water from it, could determine the sequence of events that led to the destruction.
Separately, a team of international legal experts assisting an investigation by Ukrainian prosecutors said in preliminary findings on Friday that the collapse in the Kherson region was “most likely” caused by explosives planted by the Russians.
A view of a flooded area after the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Kherson (Reuters)
It is indicated that ato the Kremlin He accused Kiev of sabotaging the hydroelectric dam with the aim of cutting off a major water source from Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2024, and to divert attention from its “faltering” counterattack against Russian forces.
Ukraine accused the Russians of blowing up the dam, which dates back to the Soviet era, and has been under Russian control since the early days of the invasion of Moscow that it launched last year.
The collapse of the dam last week led to water flowing across large swaths of battlefields, destroying farmland and cutting off water supplies for thousands of civilians.
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