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Ukraine blows up a dam to lower the water level in a river after a Russian attack on hydraulic infrastructure


MADRID, Sep. 15 (Moose Gazette) –

The Ukrainian authorities announced this Thursday the destruction of a dam in Chornohorka, in the Dnipropetrovsk region, to achieve a lowering of the water level in the Ingulets River derived from a missile attack by Russian troops against hydraulic infrastructure in area.

The head of the Krivorizka military administration, Oleksander Vilkul, stressed that during the night “a long list of tasks was carried out, starting with two detonations of the Chornohorka dam”, before adding that the operation has led to a decrease in the flow of water in the areas flooded by the Russian attack, according to the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.

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In this regard, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk civil-military authority, Valentin Renichenko, has stated that the operations have resulted in a drop of 40 centimeters in the water level in the Ingulets River. “Thanks to the rescuers, emergency services and those who have worked all night and continue to work now,” he noted in his Telegram account.

Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky warned on Wednesday that Russian attacks on hydraulic infrastructure in the vicinity of the city of Krivoy Rog, near Zaporizhia, could cause flooding. “The terrorist country continues to attack the civilian population. This time, missile attacks on hydraulic structures and an attempted flooding of Krivoi Rog,” he denounced.

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For his part, the deputy head of the Office of the Presidency of Ukraine, Kirilo Tymoshenko, stressed the impact of the missiles has caused a water leak in which a flow of up to cinema cubic meters per second has been recorded, according to UNIAN agency. “This is a significant amount. The water level in the Ingulets River changes in an hour,” he detailed.

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