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The decision to blow up the HPP was made in the Kremlin

Jun 7, 2023

Oleksiy Danilov, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, is confident that the decision to blow up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant was made directly in the Kremlin. He said this during a telethon.

"At 02:50 today, a terrorist act was committed by the Russian Federation, which decided, and I think this decision was made directly in Moscow, to blow up the Kakhovka station. Unfortunately, they did it, and the procedure for destroying the dam began," Danilov said.

The NSDC Secretary believes that this terrorist attack is due to the fact that Russians are unable to seize Ukraine by military means. By blowing up the hydroelectric power plant, the occupiers hoped to prevent a counteroffensive by the Defense Forces in the south, he said.

Danilov also noted that as of the evening of June 6, more than 1,500 people had been evacuated. Some people refuse to leave. According to the forecasts, tomorrow morning will be critical, and after that, it will be possible to observe a slowdown in the water outflow.

Commenting on the risks to Zaporizhzhia NPP in the wake of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant explosion, Danilov said that the issue was discussed at the National Security and Defense Council meeting and a report was made by Energoatom Director Petro Kotin.

"As for the cooling of reactors on the territory of Zaporizhzhya NPP, there is double or triple protection. Today we do not see any threats related to cooling. There is more than enough water there, there is a system that ensures this," Danilov emphasized.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 07/06/2023

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