Moscow-installed head of occupied Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov, claimed on June 6 that the peninsula's water reservoirs were "about 80% full" following Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant supplying Crimea with water.
The Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam in Kherson Oblast was blown up by Russia's 205th Motorized Rifle Brigade, National Security and Defense Council chief Oleksii Danilov said on June 6, as cited by Ukrainian news outlet Liga.
The water level at the Kakhovka Reservoir has fallen by nearly 1.5 meters following Russia’s destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant’s dam in Kherson Oblast on June 6, Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Governor Serhii Lysak reported.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dmytro Kuleba called out international media on June 6 for entertaining Russian narratives about the Kakhovka dam explosion, saying it "puts facts and propaganda on equal footing."
Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam in Ukraine's Kherson Oblast has put other energy facilities in the region at risk of flooding, in particular, the Kherson Thermal Power Plant, the Energy Ministry reported on June 6.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Oleh Nikolenko criticized the United Nations for commemorating UN Russian Language Day on June 6 amid Russia’s destruction of the Kakhovka dam the same day. “Russian commanders will have given the order to blow up the Kakhovka Dam in Russian. What a day at the UN to celebrate Russian Language!” Nikolenko said via Twitter.
The International Atomic Energy Agency reported on June 6 that it was closely monitoring the situation at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant after Russia blew up the Kakhovka dam, adding that there is "no immediate nuclear safety risk at the plant."
Ukraine's Interior Ministry reported on June 6 that 885 residents of Kherson Oblast had been evacuated as of 11:00 a.m. local time following Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant's dam.
World leaders and international organizations are reacting to the growing humanitarian and environmental disaster caused by Russia blowing up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, with many calling it a war crime.
Two Kherson police officers were injured by Russian artillery fire while trying to evacuate civilians from flooding caused by Russia's destruction of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, the Interior Ministry reported on June 6.
Seven hundred forty-two have been evacuated from Kherson Oblast as of 10:00 a.m. local time after Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, the Internal Affairs Ministry reported on June 6.
Around 16,000 people's homes in Kherson Oblast are located in "critical risk" zones for flooding after Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, Kherson Oblast Governor Oleksandr Prokudin reported on June 6.
The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported on June 6 that Russia has lost 211,150 troops in Ukraine since the beginning of its full-scale invasion, with an estimated 800 casualties on June 5.
Chechen Republic Head Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen forces are fully prepared to protect against potential raids in Belgorod Oblast, possibly as a means to keep his troops out of active combat in Ukraine, according to the Institute for the Study of War latest assessment.
Kyiv Oblast Governor Oleksiy Kuleba reported that air defense system in Kyiv Oblast downed a Russian missile early on June 26. Missile fragments fell in the outskirts of one of the region's villages. There has been no reported damage or casualties thus far.
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