Russia distributed a letter to the UN Security Council (SC), which called to prevent Ukraine’s provocation at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station (HPP). This was announced on Friday, October 21, by Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the World Organization.
The situation on demand: the Russian army repelled attacks near Kherson
Ukrainian formations in the next two weeks will try to break through the defenses on the right bank of the Dnieper, military experts indicate
“Using the indulgence for any criminal acts issued by Western curators, the Zelensky regime is consistently striking at the civilian infrastructure of its former territories. The Armed Forces of Ukraine have been shelling the city of Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson region for five months.
Nebenzya said that the Russian side aims to call on the UN leadership to prevent “this monstrous provocation.” He pointed out that most of the rockets arriving at the territory of Novaya Kakhovka and the city hydroelectric power station are American HIMARS. At the same time, the Kyiv regime aims them specifically at the Kakhovka dam in order to break through it and cause an increase in the water level, which can lead to flooding of nearby areas.
In such a scenario, according to the permanent representative, thousands of civilians could die and thousands of housing constructions could be damaged.
Acting Governor of the Kherson region Volodymyr Saldo said on October 19 that the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) continue to strike at the locks of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in order to flood the territories down the Dnieper. According to him, the authorities of the region are taking all measures to prevent this from happening.
The leadership of the Kherson region planned to take about 50-60 thousand people from the right-bank part of the Kherson region to the left bank of the Dnieper and other regions of Russia against the backdrop of increased attacks by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction of martial law on the territories of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, as well as the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, on October 20. The deputy head of the regional administration, Kirill Stremousov, noted that the introduction of martial law in the Kherson region would make it easier for military personnel to perform combat missions.
The special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbas, which Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.