White House, Israel say Russia responsible for Kakhovka dam destruction
The US presidential administration blames Russia, whose contingent controlled the dam and the part of the Kherson region, for the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP
RBC-Ukraine reported that White House Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre made the statement during a briefing in Washington.
The representative of the American president's administration has emphasized that the US is still assessing the incident at the Kakhovka HPP.
Answering journalists' questions about whether the administration has a more complete picture of who or what caused the dam's destruction, Jean-Pierre emphasized that Russia “has no business to be there in the first place.”
"And, you know, Russia — this was — this dam was under Russia’s control, and they bear responsibility for the destruction caused by this war. And we will do everything that we can to support the people of Ukraine at this difficult time," the White House spokeswoman said.
She added that if Russia had not organized the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the tragedy would not have happened, so the responsibility for the situation lies with the Kremlin.
According to Maariv, Israeli Foreign Minister Eli Cohen also said that Russia was involved in the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.
"It's still under investigation, we believe it was Russia," Cohen said, answering a question about who was involved in the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.
On June 6, Russian occupying forces blew up the Kakhovka HPP, completely destroying it. For a detailed account of the events, click here. You can also find more news about the situation related to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP here.