New harm to main dam close to Kherson after Russian retreat -Maxar satellite tv for pc By Reuters

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© Reuters. A satellite tv for pc picture reveals overview of Nova Kakhovka dam in Kherson, Ukraine November 11, 2022. Maxar Applied sciences/Handout by way of REUTERS

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(Reuters) – Important new harm to the key Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine will be seen following Russia’s withdrawal from close by Kherson metropolis, U.S. satellite tv for pc imagery firm Maxar stated on Friday.

Maxar stated photographs taken on Friday confirmed a number of bridges that cross the Dnipro river had additionally been broken. Ukrainian troops have been greeted by joyous residents within the centre of Kherson after Russia deserted the town.

“Satellite tv for pc photographs this morning … reveal important new harm to a number of bridges and the Nova Kakhovka dam within the aftermath of the Russian retreat from Kherson throughout the Dnipro river,” Maxar stated in an announcement.

It stated sections of the northern extent of the dam and sluice gates had been “intentionally destroyed”. Earlier this week Russia accused Ukraine of shelling the dam.

Each side have repeatedly accused every of planning to breach the dam utilizing explosives, which might flood a lot of the realm downstream and would seemingly trigger main destruction round Kherson.

It was the one regional capital metropolis that Russia had captured since its forces invaded neighbour Ukraine in late February.

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