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 Destruição de barragem ameaça milhares (1) infographic
A infografia mostra a área ameaçada pela inundação da barragem de Nova Kakhovka.


Inundação ameaça milhares de pessoas

By Phil Bainbridge

June 6, 2023 - Cerca de 42.000 pessoas e 2.500km2 de terrenos estão em risco da
inundação causada pela destruição da barragem de Nova Kakhovka,
podendo retardar qualquer avanço militar ucraniano no delta do Dnipro.

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