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Russia Threatens Flooding With Mined Dam, Zelenskiy Tells EU

Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station in Kherson region, Ukraine.

Russian troops guard an entrance of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station in Kherson region, Ukraine.

Source: AP

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told European leaders that Russian forces have mined a dam in the occupied south, threatening “hundreds of thousands” with flooding and endangering the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. 

Addressing a two-day summit of European Union leaders on Thursday, Zelenskiy said Kremlin forces had packed a dam with explosives at the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant, more than 40 miles upstream of Russian-occupied city of Kherson on the Dnipro river.