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Deliberate and calculated crime: Zelenskyy on Kakhovka HPP destruction anniversary

6 June, 2024 Thursday
13:39

On the first anniversary of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant destruction, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy emphasized that it was a deliberate and calculated Russian crime

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He made the statement on Telegram.

"A year ago, the Russian invaders blew up the dam and buildings of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. It was a deliberate and calculated crime - one of their biggest crimes against nature and people of our entire region. Even the exact number of dead is impossible to find out now, because the occupied part of Kherson region suffered the biggest blow," he said.

Zelenskyy emphasized that at least tens of thousands of people were affected by the tragedy, and hundreds of thousands were deprived of drinking water. Large areas of Ukraine were also flooded and the Kakhovka reservoir was destroyed.

"Which was ensuring, in particular, the stability of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe. The immediate consequences of this crime were felt even in the neighboring countries of our Black Sea region," the president added.

He noted that over the past year, Ukraine has managed to partially eliminate the consequences of the Russian attack.

"I am grateful to everyone who rescued people, helped provide housing, and restored drinking water supply. This is significant work. And it will be no less significant work to bring Russia to justice for this and other war crimes - deliberate Russian attacks on people and humanity, on all living things. Everyone who works for justice for Ukraine and for the restoration of our country is a defender of life," Zelenskyy emphasized.

  • On June 6, Ukrhydroenergo CEO Ihor Syrota said that the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant destroyed by the Russians could be rebuilt in 6-7 years after de-occupation.
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