BREAKING WORLD WAR III NEWS: PRESIDENT ZELENSKYY SAYS RUSSIA COULD BE “DECLARING WAR ON THE WHOLE WORLD.” Also as Russia Retreats From Kherson, There Are Fears Forces Could Blow up a Major Dam. URGENT REPORT WATCH: Massive Blast After Russians Bomb Dam Near Kherson During Retreat. Daniel Whyte III, President of G.L.S. International, wrote in an article several weeks ago, warning President Zelenskyy not to be rope-a-doped regarding sudden retreats.
Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has said Russia would be “declaring war on the whole world” if its forces blow up a major dam in the region it is retreating from.
There are fears Russia could destroy the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, causing destructive flooding of up to 80 towns and cities and, by many accounts, a humanitarian crisis.
This comes after Russia’s troops were this week ordered to retreat from the key city of Kherson, in the southern Kherson Oblast region, following an ongoing counteroffensive by Ukraine’s forces.
Kherson had been the only regional capital taken by Russia since Vladimir Putin launched his invasion in February.
The retreat is therefore a humiliation for Putin, especially as Kherson is one of the regions he annexed and claimed formal control of in a ceremony at the end of September.
It has subsequently raised fears about what Russia may do with the Kakhovka plant. In a message to Russia, Zelensky warned “think what will happen to you” if it does blow up the dam which, according to the independent Moscow Times news outlet, carries about the same amount of water as the Great Salt Lake in Utah in the US.
The spectre of Russia blowing up the Kakhovka plant was previously raised by the Institute for the Study of War (ISW), a major US think tank, last month.
As the ISW said in its 21 October update: “Russian forces will likely attempt to blow up the dam at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) to cover their withdrawal and to prevent Ukrainian forces from pursuing Russian forces deeper into Kherson Oblast.
Source: Yahoo!News, James Cheng-Morris
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Retreating Russian forces have partially destroyed a dam near the city of Kherson, a sabotage that environmentalists had warned could flood downstream towns and villages.
A black and white video uploaded onto the website of the pro-war Russian newspaper Izvestia showed the moment a huge blast hit the Nova Kharkova dam.
In the video, the dam appears to be operating as normal when there is a blast and a flash of light. The video freezes momentarily and then shows debris flying off the dam and a fire.
Izvestia reported that Russian soldiers had blown up a road running across the dam to slow the Ukrainian advance.
“The bridge was the only remaining car crossing over the Dnipro River in Kherson,” it said.
But satellite photos suggested that the damage was more serious.
Benjamin Strick, a London-based open-source investigator who has previously worked for Bellingcat, highlighted the destruction of two other road bridges that cross the Dnipro River as well as the Nova Kharkov dam, which lies 35 miles upstream from Kherson.
“Damage is also seen at the Nova Kakhovka dam with sections of the northern extent of the dam and sluice gates deliberately destroyed,” he said.
Source: the Telegraph
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