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Russia accuses Ukraine of blowing up Kakhovka HPP in International Criminal Court - Russian diplomat

8 June, 2023 Thursday
22:16

On June 8, Russia appealed to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and accused Ukraine of destroying the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant (HPP) with artillery strikes

Russian diplomat Alexander Shulgin told the BBC about this.

“The Kyiv regime not only launched massive artillery strikes on the dam on the night of June 6, but also deliberately raised the water level in the Kakhovka reservoir to a critical level,” he said.

On June 6, Ukraine informed the ICC of the Russian explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. It is known that the International Criminal Court will hold public hearings on the case of Russia's violation of at least two conventions from June 6 to 14, 2023: On June 6 and 12, Ukraine's legal team will speak, and on June 8 and 14, Russia's will speak.

It is worth noting that The New York Times, citing engineering and munitions experts, pointed to evidence that the Russian-occupied Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant was blown up from the inside.

  • On June 6, Russians blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Read more about it here.

  • The Ministry of Health suggests the possibility of a cholera outbreak as a result of the Russians' blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam and flooding a number of settlements.
  • Kakhovka dam explosion: 1700 residents of Kherson region are evacuated, Russia launches hacker attack on hotline software
  • As a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, wheat prices rose by 3% to USD 6.4 per bushel, corn by 1%, and oats by 0.8%. After correction, wheat costs about USD 6.23.
  • In the occupied town of Oleshky, Kherson region, the first deaths have already occurred as a result of flooding after the Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the mayor of the occupied town, Yevhen Ryshchuk, told Espreso.
  • Acting Director General of the Forests of Ukraine State Enterprise Yuriy Bolokhovets reported that 55,000 hectares of forest were threatened with flooding as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
  • On June 7, the Ministry of Health reported a massive fish pestilence in the Dnipropetrovsk region and urged people not to collect or eat dead fish, or buy them at spontaneous markets.
  • On June 8, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said that Ukraine could lose several million tons of crops due to the Russians' explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
  • Two water utilities in the Nikopol region were shut down due to the shallowing of the Kakhovka reservoir.
  • Water from the Kakhovka reservoir cut off the Kinburn Spit from the mainland.
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