Ursula von der Leyen says Russia will pay for ‘war crimes in Ukraine’, announces assistance after dam blast
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen announced humanitarian aid for Ukraine to eliminate the consequences of the Russia’s destruction of the Kakhovka HPP dam
She wrote about it on Twitter.
The European Commission will provide Ukraine with:
- dirt water pumps
- fire hoses
- mobile water purification stations
Ursula von der Leyen emphasized that Europe will support Ukraine as long as necessary.
"Russia will have to pay for the war crimes committed in Ukraine. The destruction of the dam, an outrageous attack on civilian infrastructure, puts at risk thousands of people in the Kherson region. Europe is mobilising support through our civil protection mechanism," she wrote.
On Tuesday, June 6, Russian occupation forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, completely destroying it. Evacuation of residents from dangerous areas began, and the President of Ukraine convened an emergency meeting of the Security and Defense Council. More details on how the situation developed on the morning of June 6 can be found at this link.