Karachunskaya dam after the Russian missile attack. Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, September 14, 2022. Russian strike on dam in Krivoy Rog raises water levels
Russia launches eight missile strikes on President Volodymyr Zelensky's hometown
As a result of a Russian missile attack on Ukraine's Kryvyi Rih on Wednesday, the water level in the local river Ingulets has risen sharply. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“The terrorist country continues to fight against the civilian population. This time – rocket attacks on hydraulic structures and an attempt to flood Krivoy Rog. All that the occupiers can do is sow panic, create an emergency situation, try to leave people without light, heat, water and food. Can it break us? Not at all. Will there be a fair answer and retribution? Of course, yes,” reads a message published on the telegram channel of the President of Ukraine.
Vladimir Zelensky was born in Kryvyi Rih.
Advisor to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Anton Gerashchenko said that Russia launched eight cruise missiles, which caused damage to the city's infrastructure, in particular, to waterworks. This led to an increase in the water level in the Ingulets River.
Deputy head of the presidential office, Kirill Timoshenko, said earlier that there were no civilian casualties as a result of the shelling, and accused the Russians of trying to sow panic.
According to Radio Liberty, the Russian Ministry of Defense has not yet commented on the attack. Moscow claims it does not attack Ukraine's civilian infrastructure.
Pro-government Russian bloggers suggest that by attacking the dam, Russian troops tried, among other things, to make it difficult for the Ukrainian army to cross the Ingulets – further south, in the Kherson region, where fighting is taking place . There is no independent confirmation of this information.