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 Rotura de presa amenaza a miles (1) infographic
El gráfico muestra el área amenazada por las inundaciones tras la rotura de la presa Nueva Kajovka.


Rotura de presa amenaza a miles

By Phil Bainbridge

June 6, 2023 - Aproximadamente 42.000 personas y 2.500km2 de tierra están en riesgo por la inundación causada por la destrucción de la presa Nueva Kajovka, lo que posiblemente hará más lento cualquier avance militar potencial ucraniano en el delta del Dniéper.

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