Nova Kakhovka Dam Blast: Ukraine Will Convene UNSC Meeting, Appeal To ICC

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Ukraine will convene a meeting of the UN Security Council and appeal to international environmental protection organizations and the International Criminal Court following Russia's destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam.

The press service of the head of state reported this following a meeting of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council, according to Ukrinform.

"The participants of the meeting agreed on a set of international measures, including convening a meeting of the UN Security Council, appealing to international environmental organizations and the International Criminal Court, as such actions of the Russians bear clear signs of violation of the Geneva Convention," the report reads.

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According to the report, Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Ukrhydroenergo CEO Ihor Syrota, First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources Oleksandr Krasnolutskyi and Energoatom President Petro Kotin delivered reports at the meeting.

Members of the National Security and Defense Council were briefed on the current situation by Head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Zaporizhzhia Regional Military Administration Yurii Malashko, and Commander of the Odesa operational and strategic group of troops Eduard Moskaliov. No civilian or military casualties were reported.

The NSDC members were told that at around 02:50, the enemy blew up the structures of the Kakhovka HPP from inside. All emergency services and the military were immediately informed about the accident.

The NSDC members were informed that at least 150 tonnes of machine oil got into the Dnipro River, and there is a risk of further leakage of more than 300 tonnes.

The NSDC members were also briefed on the current situation at the Zaporizhzhia NPP. Ukrainian personnel at the plant are keeping the situation under control and have the tools to deal with any developments.

Russian troops blew up the dam of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant in the early morning hours of Tuesday, June 6. Some 80 settlements are in at-risk areas. In the Kherson region, the population is being evacuated from villages and cities that are at risk of flooding. President Volodymyr Zelensky held an urgent meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine.



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