The 2nd Russian Attack on Ammonia Pipeline in Ukraine

by Meifan Honcharuk
Wednesday, June 7, 2023
The 2nd Russian Attack on Ammonia Pipeline in Ukraine

The same day after the destruction of the Kakhovka dam, Russians attacked the ammonia pipeline in the Kharkiv region

The facility explosion and one of the largest European hydroelectric plants is a tragedy for the Ukrainian people and ecology. As of the evening of June 6, the Kakhovka power station and 1.335 houses were entirely under water in the Kherson region. By evening, the water level had risen even higher. So, Hola Prystantown and 17 settlements also began to fall under water till nightfall.

The world's response to this tragedy has been almost unambiguous. Czech foreign minister Jan Lipavsky wrote on Twitter that this move by Russia is a murder of the Ukrainian population and a weapon of mass destruction.

"Russia continues to expand the limits of its aggression. The attack of the Nova Kakhovka dam over residential areas is comparable to using weapons of mass destruction against civilians. This cruelty will be condemned and punished," wrote the Czech minister.

His opinion was shared by the president of Latvia, Edgars Rinkevics and the president of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili. 

At that time, Moscow gave new orders. The occupiers opened fire on the ammonia pipeline in the Kharkiv region for the second time in 48 hours. Head of the Kharkiv regional military administration Oleh Synehubov said that on June 5, the enemy attacked the functioning pipeline Togliatti–Odesa, and on June 6, the occupiers damaged a pumping station near the village Masyutovka. The Kremlin still loves signs and beautiful dates – June 6, Russian soldiers struck 6 blows on the ammonia pipe. It could have caused an environmental disaster in minutes.

The Russian Federation was beginning not only a more brutal genocide of the Ukrainian people but also to produce ecocide on foreign soil. German chancellor Scholz believes Russia has blown up the dam on the Kakhovka HPP and started a "new dimension" of the war against Ukraine.

Today, dozens of animals, plants, and fish died at the hands of Moscow, and the civilian population of Ukraine suffered. 

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