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Kremlin says Kakhovka dam attack ‘deliberate’ sabotage’ by Kyiv

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MOSCOW: The Kremlin on Tuesday (6th of June, 2023) said an attack on a major dam in Moscow-occupied southern Ukraine was deliberate sabotage by Kyiv, which wanted to cut off Russian-occupied Crimea from water.

Russia and Ukraine have traded accusations over damage to the major Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River.

“We can already unequivocally declare (this was) deliberate sabotage by the Ukrainian side,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

“One of the aims was to deprive Crimea of water,” Peskov said, adding that the Kremlin “decisively rejected” accusations by Ukraine and the West that Moscow’s forces were behind a blast that caused the damage.

“All responsibility lies with the Kyiv regime,” Peskov said.

President Vladimir Putin was being briefed on the situation by the defense ministry, Peskov said.


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M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.