The bursting of the Kawojka dam has caused a veritable earthquake of reactions, recriminations and, above all, disastrous consequences, both ecologically and climatically.
Despite the fact that it is still unknown who is responsible for the disaster, from Moscow they blame Ukraine while from Kiev – and supported by the European Union – they do the same with Russia, in a scenario that Has become spasm as unpredictable.
In Zelensky’s words, this humanitarian catastrophe – more than 7,000 people have already been evacuated – has been the work of Russia, as it assures that “it is impossible to blow up a hydraulic power station if it is not from within”. The President of Ukraine said, “It was mined by the Russian occupiers. And they blew it up.”
“Russia has controlled the dam and the entire Kakhovka power station for more than a year,” Zelensky said to clarify the impossibility of the Ukrainian military gaining access to the hydroelectric plant. The President of Ukraine was joined by his Interior Minister, Igor Klemenko, who assured that “we are sure that it was the Russian military, who probably placed explosives in the foundation of the dam.”
Water scarcity, main concern
For their part, from Crimea they have already warned on Thursday morning about the devastating consequences that this eruption could have. In particular, they refer to the potential for prolonged and severe drought as a result of a drop in water levels in the North Canal, which is responsible for shifting water to the area since early Tuesday morning.
“At the moment (the water) level does not drop, but it is expected that over time the depth of the channel will decrease. We are taking a number of measures to reduce the amount of water,” said Sergei Aksionov, a Crimean leader. Are.” Tass Agency.
He also said there should be no supply problems for now, although large crop plantings will be affected, such that more than 3,500 hectares of rice will no longer receive the necessary water.
Despite this, Crimea is also trying to hush up the matter: “In any case, we have already decided to compensate for all losses,” said a high-ranking official of the peninsula.
In turn, he announced that in order to prevent water shortage, the authorities have decided to install pumps to transfer 40 cubic meters of water per second from the Dnieper River to the canal. “This will allow us to guarantee full fertilization and irrigation of the Crimean region,” he explained.