NATO reacts to Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion
The Alliance believes that the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam was the result of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Policy Baiba Braže said this, European Pravda reports.
The NATO official emphasized that the destruction of the dam is a huge tragedy for many thousands of civilians and contradicts international law and international humanitarian law.
“And it's absolutely clear and precise: it is Russia that is causing the war. It is Russia's war against Ukraine, which caused this disaster and led to this terrible event, to the attack on a civilian infrastructure facility,” she said.
Braže pointed out that Russian troops had been in control of the dam for over a year, adding that there is growing evidence that Russia was responsible for what happened.
“The NATO Secretary General has made it very clear and we adhere to this position: if there had been no Russian war, the Kakhovka dam would have remained intact. So everything is absolutely clear,” she emphasized.
Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the destruction of the Kakhovka dam endangers the lives of thousands of civilians and is an outrageous act that once again demonstrates the brutality of Russia's war in Ukraine.
On June 6, occupying Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, which completely destroyed it. For a detailed account of the events, click here. More news about the situation related to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP can be found here.
The US presidential administration expressed a similar opinion. Biden's team blames the blasting of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on Russia, whose occupation army has controlled the dam and the area for a long time.