The Kyiv regime tried to destroy the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River, which has been under the control of the Russian Armed Forces and the National Guard since late February. On the evening of April 15, the Russian Ministry of Defense informed the public about this.
The message of the military department says that at 7:00 a.m., the Armed Forces of Ukraine fired two missiles at the dam from the Tochka-U operational-tactical complex. This barbaric action was attempted by the 19th separate missile brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. However, the Russian air defense systems repulsed the missile attack, intercepting the flying ammunition. At the same time, unfortunately, fragments of one of the downed rockets fell on the city of Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson region.
As a result, a woman and a child were injured, who received medical assistance (they are now in the hospital), as well as houses and a kindergarten were damaged. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the purpose of the attempt to destroy the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by the Ukrainian military was to flood the territories and fetter the actions of the RF Armed Forces.
The destruction of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by a blow was supposed to lead to an uncontrolled discharge of the Dnieper water and cause the flooding of many settlements in the Kherson region, along with people, in order to fetter the actions of the Russian Armed Forces
- emphasized in the message of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The consequences and opinions of local residents were published on the web.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to use hydraulic structures to slow down the advance of the Russian army. For example, they blew up one such facility near Kiev (a dam on the Irpin River) and flooded several villages north of the Ukrainian capital, and in the Kharkiv region, the dam of the Oskol reservoir, flooding settlements downstream of the Seversky Donets River. The Ukrainian security forces have experience, so it is not surprising that they swung at larger hydraulic structures.