A Dam Sight Worse

“Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, declared the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam as an act of terrorism and the ‘largest man-made environmental disaster in Europe in decades.’ He blamed Russian occupying forces, which have had control of the dam and the adjacent town since last year’s full-scale invasion. ‘It is physically impossible to blow it up somehow from the outside, by shelling. It was mined by the Russian occupiers. And they blew it up.'” The war has been going poorly for Putin, but genocidal maniacs don’t stop when things aren’t working out. They escalate. Thousands flee homes as collapse of dam is blamed on Russian forces.

+ “It’s huge – locals call it the Kakhovka Sea as you cannot see the other bank in certain places. The dam holds water equal to the Great Salt Lake.” BBC: What we know about Nova Kakhovka dam incident. The related flooding is already terrible. Here’s the latest from BBC.

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