Volodymyr Zelensky, the president of Ukraine, stated on Tuesday that the Kakhovka dam attack required the “world to react,” blaming Russia for the rupture that resulted in significant flooding.
On social media, he said, “The world must react,” adding that at 2:50 am local time (2350 GMT), Russia had carried out “an internal explosion of the structures” at the facility.
He continued, accusing Russia of perpetrating an “act of ecocide,” calling it “just one Russian act of terrorism” and “just one Russian war crime.”
He said, “Russia is at war with life, with nature, and with civilization.
“Russia must leave Ukrainian territory and face full consequences for its terror.”
A large Russian-held dam in southern Ukraine came under attack earlier on Tuesday, causing a deluge that inundated a small city and 20 villages and forced hundreds of people to evacuate.
According to Russia, Ukrainian forces’ “multiple strikes” on the dam resulted in its partial destruction.