Come back

3 min

07 Jun. 2023

10578

Kakhovka Dam: why putin ordered the hydroelectric power plant to be blown up and why history repeated itself

Krieg
Popular
Ukraine

Share:

Kakhovka Dam: why putin ordered the hydroelectric power plant to be blown up and why history repeated itself

On June 6, a terrorist country caused the largest man-made disaster in recent decades. Find out why putin ordered the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and why history repeated itself 82 years later

Get involved in an urgent fundraiser to help the injured animals of Kherson region
Get involved in an urgent fundraiser to help the injured animals of Kherson region
DONATE


As early as October 20, 2022, Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned the world that russia was preparing a terrorist attack on the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, as russian terrorists had already mined the dam and the plant's interior. Moreover, russia already tried to blow up the dam on November 12, 2022, the day after the liberation of the right-bank Kherson region.


The Ukrainian government called on the world to stop the kremlin and make them understand that blowing up the dam would be tantamount to using weapons of mass destruction. However, the international community has not taken any steps to prevent the disaster. And today it is hard to imagine all the consequences that society will face.


How has the world reacted to the Kakhovka dam explosion?


Today we see only condemnation, anxiety and fear. No decisive action or new sanctions have been taken. Some Western media outlets, while reporting on the terrible disaster, accused Ukraine of undermining it. This is the narrative that the russian authorities are trying to promote. But they do not take into account a fundamental detail: the dam is designed in such a way that a missile strike or even nuclear weapons cannot destroy the dam. Damage to the integrity of the structure is possible only if it is mined from the inside. 


And putin's main goal is clear: to prevent the offensive of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. But, as it became known, the Ukrainian authorities took into account the enemy's insidious intentions, and therefore the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant will not prevent a counteroffensive and the liberation of Ukrainian territories. 


However, why did putin give this order if by blowing up the dam russia literally shot itself in the foot, destroying the first line of defense and minefields throughout the left-bank Kherson region and leaving Crimea without fresh water?


Raising the stakes: preventing Ukraine's counteroffensive at all costs


Since the Kakhovka Dam was almost the only way, apart from the dilapidated Antonivsky Bridge, to transport heavy equipment and weapons, russia could not think of anything better than blowing up the hydroelectric power plant. In addition, according to some reports, large-scale battles have already begun downstream on the islands, forcing russia to leave the occupied territories.


However, according to experts, they did not take into account the power of the explosion and laid too much explosives, as they could not even save their own equipment and army. And now, if Ukraine starts to conduct even spot landings, they will not be able to repel them in an organized manner, because the only thing russia is doing now is trying to evacuate at least some of the forces that are left there.


So we see this attack as an act of putin's death throes in an attempt to do something to slow down the Ukrainian forces and delay the military action. Another "gesture of goodwill" is also possible, since they can no longer physically control the leftist bank of the Kherson region. We wrote about whether russia can afford to wage a multi-year war here.




Visit Ukraine on social media: Telegram | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok




Repeating history: putin is the successor to the bloody dictator Stalin


In August 1941, when Soviet troops were forced to retreat under pressure from the German army, the USSR authorities committed an act of terror by blowing up the Dnipro hydroelectric dam, which also served as a link between the left and right banks of the Dnipro. Neither the army nor the civilian population was warned about this, and thousands of people became victims of this disaster. Moreover, the Soviet government never took responsibility for the incident and blamed German troops for the explosion.


Today, we see a similar situation, as russia accuses Ukraine of the terrorist attack. Moreover, dozens of proofs have appeared online that russian troops were not prepared for the flooding and tried to escape on their own, as even all the boats stolen from Kherson were washed away in the Black Sea. The local population of the temporarily occupied left-bank Kherson region was also left without help, as the russian authorities did not announce an evacuation and left people to their fate.


Nuclear threat, ecocide, famine and human casualties: why russia is a terrorist state


All acts of terror committed by russia, including the blowing up of the Kakhovka dam, prove that russia is a terrorist country that sees no value in human lives and is ready to make any sacrifice to avoid losing on the path of its imperial ambitions. The consequences of the man-made disaster caused by russia will affect the whole world. And we are talking not only about the actual flooding of territories and human casualties, but also about the inevitable famine in other countries that will not be able to buy crops due to the inability to irrigate land in southern Ukraine and nuclear safety in the world, due to the lowering of the water level in the cooled pools at the largest in Europe Zaporizhzhya NPP.


So, we hope that world leaders will come to their senses and realize that fear is what russia wants and what we cannot allow under any circumstances. And the only way to free the world from russian terror is through Ukraine's victory and the actual destruction of the russian army in this horrific and unprecedented war.


We remind you, in 1996, Ukraine was made to believe that the world was tired of the terrible world war and refused to solve problems by force of arms. But as time has shown, this is an absolute lie. Read more about how and why Ukraine gave up nuclear weapons here.


Photo: SES, Pavel Petrov




You may be interested in:


Visit Ukraine Donation - make a good deed and an important contribution to the Victory of Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine News - get the latest news and updates in our Telegram channel;

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




Recommended articles

3 min

Veranstaltungen World Environment Day: how russia is destroying Ukraine's nature reserve fund

World Environment Day: how russia is destroying Ukraine's nature reserve fund

Environmental protection is one of the most important responsibilities of humanity. That is why World Environment Day is celebrated around the world on June 5. Learn about how russia is destroying nature and the real state of protected areas in Ukraine

05 Jun. 2023

More details

3 min

Der Weg zum Sieg The Road to the EU: Why the Ukrainian economy surprised Europe

The Road to the EU: Why the Ukrainian economy surprised Europe

The European Commission's annual economic report includes Ukraine for the first time. According to experts, the Ukrainian economy has shown unprecedented results of resilience and development in the face of war. Find out what exactly surprised the EU and how it will help Ukraine to join the European Union faster

05 Jun. 2023

More details

1 min

Popular How did the war change the portrait of Ukrainians living in Poland?

How did the war change the portrait of Ukrainians living in Poland?

With the outbreak of war, a huge number of refugees arrived in Poland. At the same time, thousands of Ukrainians returned to defend their homeland. This movement changed the portrait of Ukrainians living in the neighboring country. Find out how Ukrainians in Poland have changed

05 Jun. 2023

More details

3 min

Popular Atypical Kharkiv: facts you didn't know about the first capital of Ukraine

Atypical Kharkiv: facts you didn't know about the first capital of Ukraine

Kharkiv is a comfortable, smart and green metropolis with a long and impressive history. And many experts agree that it is a unique city. Learn more about modern Kharkiv with us

06 Jun. 2023

More details