Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without normal access to drinking water after the Russian blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has said.
"Russian terrorists have once again proved that they are a threat to everything living. The destruction of one of the largest water reservoirs in Ukraine is absolutely deliberate. At least 100 thousand people lived in these areas before the Russian invasion. At least tens of thousands are still there. Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without normal access to drinking water," he noted on Telegram.
"Our services, all those who can help people, are already involved. But we can only help on the territory controlled by Ukraine. On the part occupied by Russia, the occupiers are not even trying to help people," he added. "This once again demonstrates the cynicism with which Russia treats the people whose land it has captured and what Russia really brings to Europe and the world."