A dam may have been flooded or destroyed by Ukrainian forces near the Ukrainian city of Irpin. Numerous towns are said to be threatened by the floods. Irpin was at the center of propaganda in the past few days before the narrative switched to Bucha. There, too, a “reconquest” is written, although the Ukraine simply moved up after the Russians left. The flooding of the towns will also remove traces of war crimes committed.
On the night of April 4, the Russian Defense Ministry published the news that Ukrainian troops had blown up the dam of the Oskol reservoir. At least seven settlements would be at risk of being flooded. If the satellite photos from the cover picture, which we took from Telegram using a screenshot, are real, the destruction or flooding of the dam may have actually taken place. From a distance, of course, it is not possible to say who is responsible. In any case, the region is said to be currently under the control of the Ukrainian military, but independent confirmation of this claim cannot be obtained.
In the meantime, pictures of the flooding have also appeared on Twitter, and local residents are talking about the dam exploding, the blast would have taken place on April 2nd. Opinion is divided as to who would be responsible for the explosion. If one asks who benefits most from such a catastrophe, then the answer has to be “Ukraine”. – because in fact the troops of the aggressor Russia are massively hindered by this.
After Russia withdrew its troops from the region around March 31, in what Western media hailed as “Russia’s reconquest” and “defeat,” it is rather unlikely that the dam was blown up by Russians. These “conquests” were celebrated across the media, so it is not plausible that the area around the dam should not be under Ukrainian control now. There are no reports of rocket fire – of course Russia could carry out such a detonation at any time from hundreds if not thousands of kilometers away.
In fact, an important connecting road was probably blown up on March 31st. Most commentators blame the Russians here. However, one has to be careful with reports from both sides, since hardly anyone takes a neutral position in the conflict – always the other side has to bear the sole blame, while one’s own side would be noble, good and pure.
A Serbian medium, novosti.rsreported in detail on the facts as they were perceived by the journalists there:
Soldiers of the Ukrainian territorial defense expelled the priests from the monastery of St. Demetrius in the Sumy region and turned it into a fortress.
Rocket launchers and howitzers were installed in the monastery. One can already imagine the outcry of the international press if Russia were to attack the monastery.
In the Kharkiv region, Ukrainian troops have blown up the dam of the Oskol reservoir, which threatens to flood more than seven settlements, and Svyatogorsk is already flooded, said the head of the Russian Federation’s National Center for Defense Control, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.
The city of Sviatogorsk in the Kramatorsk district with more than 4,000 inhabitants has already been flooded.
Also in the Kharkiv region, members of the Ukrainian armed forces are laying mines along the roads to the north and east, added the head of the Center for National Defense Control.
According to him, these criminal actions of the Ukrainian troops are aimed at intimidating the civilian population, who are independently trying to evacuate to Russia in private cars and on foot.