The possibility of blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station by Russians was foreseen by the military command of Ukraine, and the fact of this crime should not harm the counteroffensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
This was stated by the Commander of the Joint Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Lieutenant-General Serhii Nayev.
"As for the Kakhovka HPP, the military command foresaw hostile actions in advance, including actions to undermine the Kakhovka HPP," Nayev said.
He noted that the military command has calculations of potential damage due to the flood of the Dnieper water. Therefore, the relevant commanders in this direction take measures, first of all, to ensure the safety of civilians together with local authorities.
"As for obstructing our offensive actions, the military command fully took into account such enemy insidious actions, and accordingly it should not harm our offensive in those areas where there may be a water spill," said Lieutenant General.
Recall that Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric station on the night of June 6, as a result of which water from the Dnieper floods the Kherson region, where the evacuation is being carried out. Because of this war crime of the enemy, there is a threat to the Zaporizhzhia NPP, Kherson region and the occupied Crimea may remain without drinking water, and there is a threat of an environmental catastrophe.
How the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP will affect the front
According to Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak, the purpose of undermining the Kakhovka HPP is to create obstacles to the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and slow down the fair ending of the war.
However, Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Hanna Maliar said that the Russians will not be able to implement their plan to deter the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The occupiers are now on the defensive.
According to military expert Oleh Zhdanov, the Russians could blow up the hydroelectric power station, because they understand that they will not be able to hold the front line. The expert suggests that blowing up the station and, as a result, flooding the territories may adjust plans for a Ukrainian counteroffensive, but will not make it impossible.
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