According to the forecast of the head of Ukrhydroenergo Ihor Syrota, approximately 4-5 days after the destruction of the station, the water will begin to recede. Approximately during this time, the Kakhov reservoir will be completely emptied.
As of the evening of June 6, the water level in the Dnipro below the Kakhovskaya HPP rose on average by more than three meters, as a result of which 1,500 houses were flooded, Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal reported.
Evacuation from the right bank of the Kherson region continued even at night, while a catastrophe is unfolding on the occupied left bank, which was much more affected by the flooding. On the night of June 7, people begged for help for their relatives and families in local chat rooms in occupied Oleshok and were forced to escape from the water on the roofs of houses.
It happened on the night of June 7, Kyiv time a meeting of the UN Security Council, convened by Ukraine due to the detonation of the HPP by the Russians. This crime shows that the Russian occupiers recognize that the territory of Ukraine does not belong to them and they cannot keep it, said the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, Serhii Kyslytsia. Instead, the Russian representative at the UN, Vasyl Nebenzia, tried to blame Ukraine for the tragedy.
NV follows the main events on the critical day of the flooding of southern Ukraine, caused by the war crime of the Russian Federation – the blowing up of the Kakhovskaya HPP.
08:20 The Russian Federation launched a bomb of mass destruction against ecology and admitted that it cannot hold the territory of Ukraine — Kislytsia at the UN
«The Russian regime launched a bomb of mass destruction against the environment. This is an act of terrorism against the critical infrastructure of Ukraine. Aimed at the greatest possible number of casualties among civilians and the greatest destruction. Using scorched earth tactics, the Russian occupiers admit that this territory does not belong to them and they cannot keep it,” said Serhiy Kyslytsia, the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, during a meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday [в ніч на 7 червня за Києвом].
He noted that the Russian Federation denies its guilt in undermining the Kakhovskaya HPP, as it denied complicity in the crimes in Mariupol, Buchi, and Izyum.
«This is another example of Russia’s genocide against the people of Ukraine. This is the reaction of the Kremlin to the call for peace talks. Russia indicates by its actions that it is not interested in de-escalation and peace. Russia needs to be neutralized, not pacified,” Kyslytsia emphasized. According to him, “this will be the biggest contribution to the security of our region and the world in general.”
He specified that 11 of the 28 sections of the dam were destroyed as a result of the explosion.
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As of this morning, 1,852 houses were flooded on the right bank of the Kherson region. reported Oleksandr Prokudin, head of the Kherson OVA.
At the moment, 1,457 people have been evacuated, 1,286 of them from the Korabel district in Kherson.
The water also began to flood the Belozersk community of the Kherson region, where it had not yet reached yesterday.
This was stated by the ex-director of the Askania-Nova Biosphere Reserve Viktor Gavrylenko.
«No, there is no threat to the reserve,” Gavrylenko said. At the same time, he pointed out the threat to the Kherson Region, to the entire downstream of the Dnipro, where the ecosystems will suffer.
05:28 The British special services are establishing all the details of the Kakhovskaya HPP blow-up. They have to find out “who exactly is behind the undermining of the dam.” British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stated this.
01:47 Zelensky addressed the world after the explosion of the Kakhovskaya HPP: We must stop Russian evil.
01:34 In the local chat rooms of occupied Oleshok, people are begging for help, the situation is catastrophic
Judging by the posts, many families had to spend the night on the roofs of houses.
00:04 US President Joe Biden was the first to react on the undermining of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by the Russian military. He promised to support Ukraine.