Podolyak on mining of Kakhovka HPP: Russia is preparing a man-made catastrophe

Podolyak on mining of Kakhovka HPP: Russia is preparing a man-made catastrophe

Russia is preparing a man-made catastrophe by flooding territory in southern Ukraine in order to stop a Ukrainian counteroffensive and block the retreat of Russian troops.

Mykhailo Podolyak, an adviser to the head of the Ukrainian President's Office, said this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports.

"A real 'Surovikin plan' for Kakhovka HPP: 1. To mine the dam and transformers. 2. Ukrainians forced deportation and disloyal population resettlement to RF. 3. Flooding territory to stop Ukraine's counteroffensive and block their own retreat. Russia is preparing a man-made catastrophe," Podolyak wrote.

Read also: Russia each day deliberately strikes Ukraine’s energy facilities – Podolyak

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky earlier said that Russian invaders had mined the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant and were preparing to carry out a terrorist attack. He also called for an international observation mission to be sent to the hydroelectric plant.

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