Geopolitical Insights

SITREP – Nova Kakhovka Dam Destroyed in Ukraine

June 6, 2023
What has Happened: Earlier today, the Kakhovka dam and the hydroelectric power station on the Dnieper River were severely damaged by an explosion causing significant flooding in the Russian controlled region. Ukrainian officials accused “Russian terrorists” of executing the attack while Kremlin officials denied this and blamed “Ukrainian sabotage” for the damage. The Kakhovka Reservoir (the size of the Great Salt Lake in Utah) supplies water to Crimea (annexed by Russia in 2014) and also provides cooling water to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (no immediate risk). While there have been no reports of casualties, there are fears that the ... SITREP – Nova Kakhovka Dam Destroyed in Ukraine

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