Who bombed the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station and caused the dam to collapse?
Vladimir Leontyev, head of the Novaya Kakhovka city administration, confirmed on Tuesday morning that the upper part of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station had been destroyed. a result Ukrainian bombingWithout the water tank dam being demolished.. In return, I was accused Ukraine Russia to stand up create blasting
Since dawn today, social networking sites have circulated information about the complete destruction of the station, and some sites have published footage. Photographer of the collapsed dam. According to observers, the Ukraine She bombed the station to cover up the news of the failure of her counter-attack on the Russian army
Leontiev said in a statement reported by “Novosti” agency: “At two o’clock in the morning, several strikes hit the upper part of the station. hydroelectric power, where the valves were located, which led to their demolition. As for the dam itself, it was not destroyed, fortunately.”
The official stated that the water level in the county Kherson Downstream of the Dnieper, it rose as a result of the partial destruction of the station. Kakhovskaya hydroelectric, by 2.5 meters.
Leontyev said that the situation does not require the evacuation of the residents of the city of Novaya Kakhovka itself, but it may require the evacuation of those living in. Some villages and towns located towards the mouth of Dnieper.
The official warned that the damage to the station could cause problems in the water supply of Crimea.
For his part, the head of the movement, “We are with LRussia“In Zaporozhye District, Vladimir Rogov reported that the destruction of plant valves. Kakhovka does not pose an immediate danger to the Zaporozhye Atomic Power Plant.
Evacuation of residents of houses on the banks of the Dnieper following the destruction of Kakhovskaya station
The mayor of Novaya Kakhovka, Vladimir Leontyev, said that the residents of about 300 houses located on the bank of the Dnieper River will be evacuated after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric station.
The mayor added in a televised interview: “We are currently evacuating and moving the citizens who are directly on the river bank. And still the city. It is under missile attacks at the moment. I believe that the residents of about 300 homes will be evacuated in order to avoid . Injuries and casualties.”
Last night, I attacked Ukrainian forces The Kakhovskaya Hydroelectric Power Station was bombed by the Olkha missile launchers. As a result of the bombing, the drain valves were destroyed, and water began to flow from there in an unregulated manner.
Leontyev said earlier that Ukrainian bombing At two o’clock in the morning, the shells hit the upper part of the hydroelectric power station, where the valves are located, which led to its demolition, while the dam itself withstood the bombing.
The German “Bild” retracts its “accusation” of Russia of the Kakhovskaya station bombing
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The German newspaper “Bild” retracted its description of the bombing of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station dam as “done by. before Russiaand used a more “neutral” wording.
At 10:40 Moscow time, the newspaper’s official page on Twitter was still bearing the title. Old news: “The war is in Ukraine: Russia is blowing up a huge dam.” However, by entering the link to the main site. For the newspaper, we find the news titled “Blowing up a huge dam in Ukraine.”
The text of the news includes the positions of the two sides, as they are accused Ukraine Russia blows up the dam, and Russia believes that the dam. It was destroyed by Ukrainian bombing, which is a terrorist attack.
The head of the Novaya Kakhovka district administration, Vladimir Leontyev, said on Tuesday morning that the upper part of the Kakhovsaya station. for hydroelectric power generation, located in the area kherson, has been destroyed. According to him, this happened as a result of a chain. Of the strikes launched by the Ukrainian forces last night. The strike was most likely directed by the Ukrainian “Olkha” missile launchers. Leontiev stressed that the dam body itself was not destroyed.
What do we know about the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station?
The Kakhovskaya station is the sixth (lowest and last) stage of the chain of hydroelectric power stations on the Dnieper,. It is located 5 kilometers from the city of Novaya Kakhovka, district Kherson.
Wuzhen Ukrainian Armed Forces Regularly missile attacks on the hydroelectric power station, which may cause floods. Damage to large areas, and in mid-November last year, the regional authorities announced the cessation of electricity generation from the plant. , then electricity generation resumed again.
The work of the station regulates the flow of the Dnieper River and the power supply and irrigation of the arid regions of my region Kherson and Zaporizhia. Newly joined Russia, which also helps to conduct navigation from Kherson to Zaporozhye.
The construction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric complex has led to a rise in the water level in the Dnieper to 16 meters, forming. Kakhovka Reservoir, which has a volume of 18.19 cubic kilometers.
The width of the dam is 447 meters and it consists of 28 mast gates, each measuring 12 meters by 9 meters.
There is a gateway for ships, an earthen dam, railway crossings and roads through the hydraulic structures of the hydroelectric power station.
The total production capacity of the station is 334.8 megawatts (6X 55.8 megawatts), while the average annual production of the station is 1420 million. kWh. The vertical hydroelectric units are equipped with rotary blade turbines and synchronous generators with a voltage of 13.8 kV.
The length of the hydroelectric installations is 3850 meters
The maximum vertical is 16.5 metres
And the maximum water transfer speed is 21,400 cubic meters per second
The total volume of the reservoir is 18.2 cubic kilometers
The reservoir area is 2155 square kilometers.
The construction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric complex began in September 1950, in accordance with the decree of the Council of Ministers of the USSR issued. On September 20, 1950, on the “Establishment of the Kakhovskaya Hydroelectric Power Station on the Dnieper River, the Southern Ukrainian Canal, and the Northern Districts of Crimea.”
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