Russia launched missile strikes on hydraulic structures in Krivoy Rog to flood the city, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said. He believes the attack was intended to “sow panic, create an emergency, try to leave people without light, heat, water, and food.” Chairman of the Dnepropetrovsk administration, Valentin Reznichenko, reported that the Russian military had fired seven X-22 cruise missiles from strategic aircraft. The shells hit critical and transport infrastructure facilities, including causing serious damage to hydraulic structures. At the same time, according to the OG “Kakhovka,” the city could be attacked by Tu-95MS aircraft with Kh-101 missiles.
The Karachunovskaya dam is 205 meters long and belongs to the 1st class of capital. Every spring, it is strengthened by carrying out repair work, but the dam is swollen and eroded by time almost along its entire length.
Scientists say that in a dam break, almost 300 million tons of water will pour into the city, flooding 70 km². The Central City area can be flooded above the third floor.
The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a missile attack on the Karachunovskaya dam, after which the water level in the Ingulets River downstream began to rise.