Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba called on Western media not to play along with Russian propaganda, because immediately a number of respected publications after the Russians blew up the Kakhovka dam published the news that Kyiv and Moscow accused each other of blowing up hydroelectric power plants. This puts facts and propaganda on a par - said the head of the Ukrainian diplomatic department, according to TSN.

The blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station is a new dimension of Russian atrocities, European diplomacy chief Josep Borel and European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Janez Lenarčič said in a joint statement. This is repeated almost verbatim by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, speaking at a forum in Berlin. "This is one of many, many crimes that Russian soldiers are committing in Ukraine, attacking civilian targets, cities, villages, hospitals, schools, infrastructure – anything that cannot be linked to military purposes. This is a whole new dimension, but it fits into the way Putin is waging this war," he said.

Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić calls Russia's destruction of the dam in Ukraine criminal and reckless. President of the European Council Charles Michel also writes about the shock of the unprecedented attack on the dam of Nova Kakhovka. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg directly condemned the Russian attack, but France and Great Britain, although they condemned the Russians, did not call the attack on the dam Russian. "We all stand together with Ukraine and Ukrainians in the struggle they have been fighting for more than a year. I will not comment more specifically now, I first need to see more clear details," Emmanuel Macron said.

"It is worth remembering, of course, that the only reason why this is a problem at all is Russia's unprovoked and full-scale invasion of Ukraine. We will continue to assess the evolving situation, but we repeat what we have said throughout this conflict: the best thing Russia can do now is withdraw its troops immediately," British Foreign Secretary James Cleverney assured.

Avoids accusations against the aggressor country and the UN Secretary General. "We have all seen tragic footage of a huge humanitarian, economic and environmental catastrophe in the Kherson region of Ukraine. The United Nations does not have access to independent information about the circumstances that led to the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station," he says.

The two largest news agencies in the Western world, Reuters and the Associated Press, are making headlines over who is to blame for blowing up the dam. Following them, the relevant texts diverge by dozens of the largest Western media. Although experts interviewed by journalists of the same Reuters are convinced: Ukraine has nothing to do with arranging such a catastrophe on its own land. "For Russia, the obvious advantage is that it stops Ukrainian troops. In addition, if the Russians do not plan to stay there for long, if they do not believe that they will win this battle - a blown dam leaves Ukraine with a long-term problem," the analysts say.

Blowing up a dam is an action of a terrorist state. The Ukrainian representative to the international court of justice added Russia's latest war crime to the list of others at Russia's hearing. The decisions of this court are binding on the whole world. Dams and dams included in the list of objects protected by the Geneva Conventions are objects that are unacceptable to destroy during war. In fact, this war crime can be equated to the use of weapons of mass destruction.

"Russia is a terrorist state" - with such slogans in several European countries, Ukrainians went to protests over the blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station.

Dozens of Ukrainians in Brussels demanded that the European Union declare Russia a state sponsor of terrorism in order to increase its isolation and open up opportunities for new sanctions. European officials were reminded outside their offices that Russia had committed ecocide in the Kherson region, the consequences of which would make themselves felt far beyond the region, and therefore called for sanctions against the Russian nuclear and missile industries, and a ban on Russian diamonds.

The word "terrorists" was also chanted in Warsaw near the Russian embassy. Several hundred Ukrainians, Belarusians and Poles protested against the blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric station. The protesters took water bottles with them as a sad symbol of the environmental and man-made disaster provoked by Russia and tears that have been shed Ukrainians for more than a year. The protesters once again called on the world to stop the aggressor, because his actions not only kill Ukrainians, but also threaten the whole world.

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