US intelligence says Russia is behind Kakhovka hydroelectric power station bombing - NBC
US intelligence has information that the aggressor country Russia is behind the undermining of the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam. The main motive for this step of the occupiers was probably to deter the counter-offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
This was reported by NBC. According to insiders, the United States has declassified intelligence pointing to Russia as the one responsible for the attack on the dam.
The information was confirmed by two American and one Western official. According to them, the US government received some of the data on the day of the dam's explosion on Tuesday, June 6.
At the same time, the Western official said that the motives for the explosion were still being investigated. It is likely that this was done to complicate the crossing of the river for Ukrainian forces.
It is also possible that Russia wanted to create a serious humanitarian problem.
Residents of one of the flooded settlements in the Kherson region showed how they were rescuing things from their homes. The water in their houses has almost reached the ceiling. The published footage shows a washing machine, a table and other property floating under the ceiling.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, due to the Russian occupiers' blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the Kinburn Spit, located on the coast of Mykolaiv region, may temporarily become an island. This situation is expected to complicate the logistics of Putin's army;
After the occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Kherson launched evacuation points. As of 17:20 on June 6, rescuers have already evacuated 1300 citizens.