The war between Russia and Ukraine which has been going on for the last few months saw a big development. Going by the ongoing developments there were doubts that Russia might target the massive dam in Ukraine. Making the fears true, the Nova Kakhovka on the Dnipro River was blown up.
This caused a flood-like situation and people living in the nearby areas were cleared. The Nova Kakhovka which is located 30 km away from Kherson in South Ukraine is dubbed as a crucial one strategically.
Talking about the size of the dam, it is 30 meters tall and 3.2 kilometers long. It was built in 1956 as part of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant and it has the capacity of saving 18 Cubic kilometers.
The water in the dam is regarded as the same as water in the great salt lake. Ukraine is expected to face severe current cuts as the dam was blown up. The Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant which is very crucial for Ukraine went under the control of Russia already.
Massive attacks have been happening near the dam for the past few months. While Ukraine is blaming Russia for the blast, Russia is saying that it has nothing to do with this and that what happened might be a terror attack. It is said that the low-lying areas in Kherson would see floods in a few hours. Thousands of people are in danger with the attack on the dam.
People in low-lying areas were directed by the authorities to leave places with electronic devices, and necessary things. Ukraine authorities are seeing the dam blast as damage to the environment. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is holding a key meeting due to the blast.