ICC Representatives Arrived on Kakhovka HPP 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, June 12, 2023
ICC Representatives Arrived on Kakhovka HPP 

These days, the International Criminal Court team was in the territories affected by the terrorist act against Ukrainians and the dam

On June 11, Volodymyr Zelenskyy reported that on the very first day after the Russian detonation of the Kakhovskaya HPP dam, "...prosecutor general sent a request to the office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to investigate the disaster, and the work has already begun."

This catastrophe has a complex nature of consequences: environmental, economic, and, most importantly, demographic. Almost 80 settlements have been flooded, the arable territories of the Kherson region will turn into a desert next year since the Kakhovsky reservoir no longer exists. Oleshky Sands, a unique natural park, is turning into a swamp. Mines and bombs were washed out of the seas, and to the seas flooded technical waste, coffins with corpses washed out of the ground, remains of destroyed buildings. The damage that Russia caused to the Ukrainian ecosystem is currently estimated at $1.5 billion. Thousands of households in Crimea, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Dnipro regions left without water. 

"All our law enforcement and other institutions are involved in this process to the fullest extent possible. We provide full access to the affected areas, witnesses, and all information and evidence. This investigation is essential for the security of the whole world. Full and fair accountability for Russian terrorists and the terrorist state itself is a prerequisite for preventing such evil from happening again in the world," Volodymyr Zelenskyy. 

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