On the night of June 6, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station. The occupiers lied about the terrorist attack, blaming it on Ukraine, confused about the facts and were afraid of the consequences of their actions.
Kherson journalist Konstantin Ryzhenko collected a chronology of the blowing up of the station. On his Facebook page, he showed how Russians lied about the terrorist attack and themselves were afraid of the consequences.
The man writes that the Russians blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station at about two o'clock in the morning. According to him, at that time they had not seen how extensive the damage was, because it was dark.
"The Russians still think that they have carefully blown up a small part of the GES and are flooding our military on the islands. The Gauleiter of Nova Kakhovka, Leontiev, said at 6:06 a.m. that blowing up a hydroelectric power station was "nonsense." Well, we don't know why the water rose there," the journalist said.
Further, the Russian Telegram channel "Rybar" picks up the thesis and writes that the video of the explosion explosion at the Kakhovka hydroelectric station is old. The propagandists said that a small area was blown up around 06:51.
"At 06:51 in Nova Kakhovka they see that the dam is full of wed, it begins to reach the Mamkins strategs that they have stuck. The Gauleiter of Nova Kakhovka dramatically changes his rhetoric and says that there was no explosion, it was already shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Ryzhenko writes.
However, propagandists who do not yet understand and do not see the consequences continue to lie, the journalist noted. The occupiers' Telegram channels say that the destruction is allegedly the result of old shelling. In other publics around 08:25, Russians are happy that the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are flooding, they are trying to evacuate.
"Here, little by little, it comes to the point that they have created a large-scale man-made environmental disaster, almost like Chernobyl in volume. And they start to turn on the back. Russian influence on the information space is dramatically changing its tone. They instantly change their shoes and begin to accuse the Ukrainian side of provocations. Like this is Bankova's operation," the journalist said.
But even in their accusations, the Russians are confused: either the dam was blown up, or fired from the Olkha multiple launch rocket system.
"Although any specialist in sapper business will give one hundred percent guarantee that it is impossible to make such destruction from the outside, there is damage by laying explosives. Well, then they are already beginning to adhere to this thesis. Because what they have done is a huge international tragedy, especially in the environmental sense," Ryzhenko added.
What is known about the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP
Recall that the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station on the night of June 6. The station was almost completely under water. In Kherson region, evacuation from dangerous areas continues. According to the head of the Kherson regional administration Oleksandr Proskudin, the water level in Kherson has already risen by two meters. The worst-case scenario experts say is the destruction of the dam. Then the water in the city will rise five meters.
Under the threat of flooding were villages on the right-bank part of the Dnieper River in the Kherson region. We are talking about the villages of Mykolaivka, Olhivka, Lyovo, Tyahynka, Poniatovka, Ivanivka, Tokarivka, Prydniprovske, Sadove and partly the city of Kherson - Korabel Island. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, currently about 80 settlements of the Kherson region are in the zone of potential flooding. Most of them are temporarily occupied.
Military expert Oleh Zhdanov explained why the Russians blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station, as well as how flooding will change the situation on the front line and how the counteroffensive will affect Ukrainian.
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