Ukraine, Russians attack power plants. And the water war begins

New aerial alert for all of Ukraine as Russian attacks on energy infrastructure continue and the alarm for water resources is raised. Explosions were recorded in many areas. In particular, the Rivne, Kiev, Odessa, Chernihiv, Kirovohrad, Volyn, Khmelnytskyi regions are involved. Oleksiy Kuleba, governor of the Kiev region, said air defense was working and urged residents to stay in shelters. It is reported that there are problems with electricity and water supply.

The Kyiv Independent reports that mayors and governors of three regions of western Ukraine, Rivne Oblast, Khmelnytskyi Oblast and Volyn Oblast, reported that civilian infrastructure sites were hit by Russian missiles. Ihor Polishchuk, mayor of Lutsk, capital of the ‘Volyn Oblast’, said the Russian attack hit a power plant in the city and part of Lutsk was cut off from electricity. He added that a residential building was also damaged in the attack and a civilian was injured.

Ukrainian authorities denounce the launch of at least twenty Russian missiles from the Black Sea and the Kursk region against regions of the west of the country, starting with Lviv and Chernivtsi, where air defense systems intercepted several missiles, as well as in Volhynia oblast, in Rivne or Khmelnytskyi.

Water resources also enter the conflict. Pro-Russian officials in Ukraine’s Kherson region have started releasing water from the New Khakovka dam to reduce the level and thus minimize disaster in the event of a breakdown caused by an infrastructure attack. “Water discharge has increased in the last week so that, in the event of a negative development of events, the amount of water that would fall downstream would be less,” said Vladimir Leontiev, head of the pro-Russian government. Kakhovka. Leontiev explained that all the gates were opened to carry out the “preliminary drainage of water”. For days, Russians and Ukrainians traded mutual accusations about who could attack the dam and cause a disaster, flooding the surrounding areas.

Source: IL Tempo