Live news: Russia and Ukraine exchange blame after critical dam blown up in Kherson region

The large Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was blown up in a single day on Tuesday, flooding giant swaths of territory with torrents of water forward of an anticipated Ukrainian counteroffensive, based on Ukrainian and Russian forces, who blamed one another for the assault.

Oleksandr Prokudyn, governor of Ukraine’s Kherson area, mentioned Russian forces had blown up the dam, which spans the frontlines throughout the Dnipro river, and ordered the evacuation of a number of villages alongside the Ukraine-controlled western financial institution.

Movies posted on social media confirmed water surging by way of an unlimited gap within the dam.

Vladimir Leontiev, Russian-appointed mayor of the occupied city of Nova Kakhovka, claimed Ukrainian forces had shelled the dam and prompted it to break down, based on Tass.

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