Russian Forbes published a statement by Russian deputy prime minister Marat Khusnullin about the need to restore the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station since the water supply of Crimea and other temporarily occupied regions of Ukraine — Zaporizhzhia and Kherson depended on it.
On the night of June 6, Russian terrorists blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. Water from the Kakhovka reservoir flooded dozens of settlements and drowned hundreds of people. Lives, ecosystems and infrastructure were destroyed.
"We need to restore the Kakhovka dam. For water supply not only in Crimea, because we have a running water canal, it is tied to this reservoir, and water canals that provide both Zaporizhzhia and the Kherson region," Marat Khusnullin.
Earlier, the Russian authorities reported that the annexed Crimea was not supplied with water from the Kakhovka reservoir, and now the invaders are drilling wells in the temporarily occupied territories to extract water for the local population.