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Russia may continue to destroy hydroelectric power plants to deprive Ukraine of energy - Colonel Kostenko

7 June, 2023 Wednesday
17:52

In the winter, invading Russian forces destroyed thermal power plants with missile strikes, and now they may start destroying hydroelectric ones to deprive Ukrainians of energy

Colonel of Ukraine's Security Service and lawmaker Roman Kostenko said this on Espreso TV. 

“We need to find out why they really decided to close all the roads and the Nova Kakhovka dam. They are trying to stop our counteroffensive by all means. Perhaps this way they will try to destroy our other hydroelectric power plants. In the winter, they destroyed thermal power plants with missile strikes, and now they may start destroying hydropower generation to deprive us of energy. They damaged the thermal generation severely. Without thermal and water generation, our nuclear generation will not be able to fully supply us, and green generation will not be able to cover all our needs,” Kostenko said.

  • On June 6, invading Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, completely destroying it. Evacuation of residents of dangerous areas began, and the President of Ukraine convened an emergency meeting of the Security and Defense Council. Read more about how the situation developed on the morning of June 6 here.

  • According to the Kherson authorities’ forecasts, the water level in the region is expected to rise by an additional meter in the next 20 hours. As of the morning of May 7, 1,852 houses on the right bank of the Dnipro River have already been flooded

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