The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine calls on the international community to strongly condemn the Russian explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant in the Kherson region.
This is stated in a statement issued by the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
“The blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant dam is man-made and environmental terrorism, the largest man-made disaster in Europe in recent decades, another manifestation of Russia’s genocide against Ukrainians. This is the Kremlin’s response to countries that call for peace talks with Russia,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry emphasized.
We also appeal to the countries of the Group of Seven and the EU to urgently consider the imposition of new far-reaching sanctions on the Russian Federation, in particular related to the Russian missile industry and the nuclear sector.Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the international community to support the implementation of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s “peace formula,” in particular, the points on combating ecocide, nuclear and energy security.
The ministry also called on the Group of Seven countries and the EU to consider imposing new sanctions against Russia, specifically set them on the Russian missile and nuclear industries.
Ukraine also intends to convene an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council and raise the issue of the Russian terrorist attack at a meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors, as well as to use the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
On the morning of June 6, Ukraine’s Operational Command “South” reported that the Russian invaders had blown up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, and later the regional military administration confirmed this information. The head of the Kherson Regional Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, said that the evacuation of the local population from endangered areas had begun.
Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called Russia’s explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant a horrific war crime and probably the largest man-made disaster in Europe in recent decades.
Russian invaders captured the Kakhovka HPP and the area in the first days of the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. Russians controlled the dam. In the autumn of 2022, Ukrainian military intelligence warned that the Russian army mined the Kakhovka dam.
Moscow has denied its involvement in the blowing up of the Kakhovka dam and accused Ukraine of a provocation.