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 الآلاف معرضون للخطر جراء تدمير السد (1) infographic
Graphic shows area threatened by the Nova Kakhovka Dam flooding.


الآلاف معرضون للخطر جراء تدمير السد

By Phil Bainbridge

June 6, 2023 - حوالي 42.000 شخص و2.500 كيلومتر مربع من الأراضي معرضون للخطر من فيضانات محتملة ناجمة عن تدمير سد نوفا كاخوفكا، أمر سيؤدي إلى إبطاء أي تقدم عسكري أوكراني محتمل في دلتا دنيبرو.

Much of the Dnipro River delta will become inaccessible for land operations, raising suspicions that Russia deliberately sabotaged the dam to prevent an expected Ukrainian counteroffensive. However, the Kakhovka reservoir also supplies Russian-occupied Kherson Oblast and the Crimea peninsula with fresh water.

Ukraine’s President Zelensky has pointed out that the only way to destroy the dam is through mining and emphasised that Russian forces have now occupied the dam for over a year. The flooding has disproportionately affected the Russian-occupied side of the river.

Both sides have blamed the other for the attack, in what appears to be a war crime.

PUBLISHED: 08/06/2023; STORY: Graphic News