All missiles at the disposal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were used during the shelling of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station. This was announced on October 22 by the head of the administration of the Novokakhovsk urban district of the Kherson region Vladimir Leontiev on the air of Soloviev Live.
“All possible missile weapons that are in the hands of the Ukrainian armed forces and supplied by the collective West or preserved from the times of the Soviet Union, they were used at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station,” he said.
Leontiev added that both Novaya Kakhovka and the HPP itself are almost daily targets for HIMARS and HARM missile strikes. He noted that the number of missiles fired in the region can reach 120 units per day, but Russian air defense systems have learned to cope with missile strikes and intercept a significant part of enemy shells.
Separately, Leontiev stressed that, despite the shelling by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Kakhovskaya HPP continues to function.
Earlier, on October 22, Leontiev announced that more water had begun to be dumped at the Kakhovka reservoir in order to reduce damage in the event of a possible destruction of a hydroelectric power plant. He noted that the water level downstream had risen. According to him, all gates are open, and a preliminary discharge of water is currently taking place.
On the same day, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the World Organization, Vasily Nebenzya, said that Russia had circulated a letter to the UN Security Council (SC), in which it called for preventing Ukraine’s provocation at the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station.
Prior to that, on October 19, the acting governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, announced that the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to strike at the locks of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station in order to flood the territories down the Dnieper. According to Saldo, there are fears that if the water flows along the lower part of the Dnieper, then the level, according to experts, will rise by 1-1.5 m. The settlements into which streams can pour have been identified.
The special operation to protect the civilian population of Donbass, which Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision to hold it was made against the backdrop of the aggravated situation in the region due to increased shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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