Ukraine war: Blast at Nova Kakhovka dam unleash floodwaters
An emergency meeting is called on by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to access the present situation over the blast
Ukraine military on Tuesday accused Russia of blowing up Nova Kakhovka reservoir near Kherson in the southern Ukraine.
While the blame game continues, the blasts at the land had unleashed floodwaters across the war zone forcing several to evacuate the area.
As part of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant project, the dam was built in 1956. The dam, that is 30 metres (yards) tall and 3.2 km (2 miles) long holds water equal to the Great Salt Lake in the US state of Utah.
While, the Russian officials said that there is no threat to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. The nuclear plant gets its cooling water from the reservoir.
An emergency meeting is called on by Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to access the present situation over the blast.
He had called a meeting with Oleksiy Danilov, secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defence Council.
Russian officials said that the evacuation near the dam is underway. The water would reach critical levels within five hours, officials said.
However, Russia had launched fresh attacks on Kyiv on Monday night and Ukraine military officials said that they had striked down over 20 missiles.