The Kakhovka HPP is built to withstand heavy-duty blows from outside, including even a nuclear strike. It could only be built by explosions from within.

This was told by the chief engineer of the "Ukrhydroproject" Mykola Kalinin, reports the publication Techty.

"The Kakhovka HPP was designed and built to withstand a nuclear strike from the outside. Therefore, any talk that it could somehow collapse itself has no basis. This is excluded," says the engineer.

According to him, for the destruction of hydroelectric power plants, it was necessary to carry out several very powerful explosions simultaneously.

"If you correctly plant explosives, if someone suggested, and we know that workers of the Russian energy structure worked there, then you can finally get what we got. The fact that the hydroelectric building itself was blown up may indicate that the Russians wanted to destroy not only the dam, but the entire hydroelectric power plant as an energy facility as a whole," Kalinin explained.

Why no explosion was heard

The engineer explained that the explosion could not be heard because the explosives were planted in the depths of the hydroelectric building – in the interior, below the water level.

"Most likely, the dam itself was mined, just in those spans that were open, and perhaps a little further. Plus, the hydroelectric building itself was mined, where hydraulic units were installed to generate electricity. Let's pay attention – mined from the inside. Because, as I said above, the dam was designed and built to withstand a super-powerful impact from the outside. But not undermining from within," he said.

Recall that on the night of Tuesday, June 6, the Russian occupiers blew up the Kakhovka GE in the Kherson region.

Also, Ukrhydroenergo told how the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP will affect the power system.

Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky listed the problems that will arise after the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station.

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