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Ukraine says Russian forces blew up Nova Kakhovka dam in Kherson

  • Опубліковано 4 чер 2023
  • Ukraine's President has called an emergency meeting after a major dam was blown up.
    The Nova Kakhovka dam sits on the Dnipro River in the Kherson region which Russia controls.
    Ukraine's military blames Russia, but Moscow-appointed officials say it was destroyed by shelling.
    Evacuations of surrounding areas are underway.
    The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant further down the river is said to be in no critical danger.
    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford joins us live from Kyiv, Ukraine.
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  • Sandy Yu
    Sandy Yu 3 місяці тому +34

    So Russia blew up their dam instead of opening the flood gate just like they blew up their own gasoline instead of turning off the valve. Where is the logic.

    • Tommie Berggren
      Tommie Berggren 3 місяці тому +3

      A dam can't be "opened" that much. It must be destroyed to make a flood like that.

    • 11cookeaw1
      11cookeaw1 3 місяці тому

      YOu can't create a mssive flood merely by opening the flood gates

    • Sandy Yu
      Sandy Yu 3 місяці тому

      @11cookeaw1 If you have a big bomb, you want to set it off to harm your enemy, not when your enemy is no where close and you have no bomb to use when needed.

  • Christophe Capeau
    Christophe Capeau 3 місяці тому +9

    " The world’s atomic energy watchdog warned the warring sides not to undermine the safety of the nearby nuclear power plant in Zaporizhzhia, but said there was currently “no immediate risk” to it. "

    • Даніель Тандоган
      Даніель Тандоган 3 місяці тому +3

      МАГАТЕ це сама безкорисна організація,яка тількі може бути обігнавши навіть Лігу Націй.

    • sreb aayao
      sreb aayao 3 місяці тому +3

      no worry. ukraine and russia will both suffer. the fallout will not honor a ukrainian nor a russian. so it will be a lose-lose scenario for them. enjoy the nuclear disaster for all.

    • teodor4ik
      teodor4ik 3 місяці тому +2

      No immediate risk for shure. But finally, water in pond will evaporise... And yes, rebuiding of dam can take years. All this time you need to fill ponds somehow.

  • Craig Boden
    Craig Boden 3 місяці тому +167

    look on the wiki, that dam diverted water down a canal which supplies the water supply pond to the nuclear power station, so yes, the power station IS now in danger. Its being shown and reported now that the water levels in that canal are dropping fast as the resevoirs water level drops and it WILL dry up.

    • luci75 D
      luci75 D 3 місяці тому +24

      The nuclear station is up the river mate ! The dam is down stream. The guys on this news channel don’t know. So look again at the map. 😂😂😂😂

    • Lolly Pop
      Lolly Pop 3 місяці тому +10

      @luci75 D they ate full of bs...the media

    • sharon shaw
      sharon shaw 3 місяці тому +13

      That is the truly terrifying end result the terroruzzians we're aiming for

    • Cristian Gaban
      Cristian Gaban 3 місяці тому +13

      @sharon shaw the nuclear power plant is up stream . This Craig guy thinks water flows from sea into rivers .

    • Pyjamarama
      Pyjamarama 3 місяці тому +6

      Experts experts everywhere
      but not a fact to think

  • Prakriti Ghodki
    Prakriti Ghodki 3 місяці тому +112

    The Kakhova dam has been destroyed and people are in fear of flooding could be catastrophic , may God have mercy on innocent people. 🙏

  • Almitra Hopkins
    Almitra Hopkins 3 місяці тому +30

    I’ve been in combat. That dam wasn’t destroyed by shelling. That was destroyed by explosive charges.
    Shelling would have left huge amounts of damage around the breach.

    • Solowarrior1221
      Solowarrior1221 3 місяці тому

      Yeah, it was either demolition charges or quite a sizeable airstrike. Certainly a dam would make a great target for a khinzal missile.

    • Pjotr II
      Pjotr II 3 місяці тому +3

      The dam WAS shelled first by Russia (that didn´t cause the flooding), maybe caused that structure weakened. Explosive charges were the main cause!

    • walu dalu
      walu dalu 3 місяці тому +1

      @Solowarrior1221 if it was shot by a Kinzhal there would be a huge hole in there and tbh it doesn't sound economical either

  • Donald Kasper
    Donald Kasper 3 місяці тому +178

    The nuclear plant is up river by the lake from the dam, not down the river.

    • Paulo Castello da Costa
      Paulo Castello da Costa 3 місяці тому +57

      Which is why it is going to be dry if the water runs out the dam.

    • Darkspark
      Darkspark 3 місяці тому +9

      @Paulo Castello da Costa thankfully it won't be immediately serious. Since it's been offline. But we will find out more from the IAEA soon.

    • Paulo Castello da Costa
      Paulo Castello da Costa 3 місяці тому +36

      @Darkspark It still needs water to cool the nuclear material, even if it is offline, i.e., not producing power. It is not in immediate danger because it will take time for the water to run out (and there may be enough water left to be pumped up somehow). We will hear about it soon for sure.

    • Mike v Wely
      Mike v Wely 3 місяці тому +3

      its gonna be a dry summer ... and radioactive xd

  • nwo foe
    nwo foe 3 місяці тому +60

    nuclear facilities should have been considered off-limits in any war.

    • Cristian Gaban
      Cristian Gaban 3 місяці тому

      it's not near the nuclear facility

    • nwo foe
      nwo foe 3 місяці тому +15

      @Cristian Gaban it doesn't have to be, if the water power designed to cool the nuclear power plant is disrupted/destroyed. Rocket science, mate.

    • blackpanthar90
      blackpanthar90 3 місяці тому +12

      There are no off limits in a war.
      It's a war not some mudfight.

    • PiGxStix
      PiGxStix 3 місяці тому +19

      @blackpanthar90 It's not a war though, it's a Special Military Operation. 3 days to take Kyiv 🤣

    • blackpanthar90
      blackpanthar90 3 місяці тому +6

      @PiGxStix You do know that it would not take Russia more than 3 minutes to take Ukraine if that's what they wanted.

  • Sandy Yu
    Sandy Yu 3 місяці тому

    If you have a big bomb, you want to set it off to harm your enemy, not when your enemy is no where close and you have no bomb to use when needed.

  • Comedians from Russia
    Comedians from Russia 3 місяці тому +8

    The Zaporizhzhia plant is a minor target of the Ukrainian summer offensive and can't be be defended, so Russia prefers to let it run out of cooling water...

  • Kalajari
    Kalajari 3 місяці тому +4

    Ah yes, just like how Russia launched that missile on poland. Ukraine is very truthful, it definitely wasnt them

  • SimulacronX
    SimulacronX 3 місяці тому +19

    LISTEN UP now. Washington Post, December 29th 2022:
    "(Genera)Kovalchuk considered flooding the river.
    The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages.
    The test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort. He held off."

    • К.
      К. 3 місяці тому +2

      on Russian television, one of the guests (probably a politician) told how to skillfully blow up a dam (about mining from the inside and detonation) + touched on the northern stream 2 in the conversation

    • nico reynes
      nico reynes 3 місяці тому +1

      the dam... pretty sure. The explosion at the dam was so big it was readable on seismic scales.
      So the "narrative" of Russia that the dam broke because of previous damage is a lie.
      It couldnt have been "Himars" or other rockets either because the explosion would not be big enough to cause seismic activity.
      Russia controlled the dam (and said they mined it themselves last oktober) so the only 2 options are:
      1. Russia blew it up.
      2. A Ukranian sabotage team snuck into Russian occupied territory, positioned hundreds of KG of explosives then left without a trace and blew it up.
      Which one do you think is more likely?

  • Noman Johan
    Noman Johan 3 місяці тому +8

    If I had to bet who blew up the dam just like the Nord pipeline:
    NATO-US-Ukraine 95%
    Russia 5%

  • BigOl MemoryHole
    BigOl MemoryHole 3 місяці тому +3

    *12/29/2022 Washington Post: Inside the Ukrainian counteroffensive that shocked Putin and reshaped the war.* 🇺🇦Maj Gen Kovalchuk: “There were moments when we turned off their supply lines completely, and they still managed to build crossings, they managed to replenish ammunition. … It was very difficult.” Kovalchuk considered flooding the river. The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages. The test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort. He held off.

  • Jocelyn Joseph
    Jocelyn Joseph 3 місяці тому +2

    Life is focused into cities and value of life has increased to preciously high levels. 😊

  • simplyollie
    simplyollie 3 місяці тому

    Could the dam blowing possibly lower the river water level enough to cross?

    • FunnyBunnyMoMoney
      FunnyBunnyMoMoney 3 місяці тому +1


    • Noman Johan
      Noman Johan 3 місяці тому

      Yeah and serve yourself in a platter in mud/quick sand situation lol

    • TacticalCrash
      TacticalCrash 3 місяці тому

      Im pretty sure even if water levels drop enough the mud will stop any heavy equipment.

    • Friedrich Jaeger
      Friedrich Jaeger 3 місяці тому

      The only thing you accomplish by lowering the water level is creating marshlands, you are not crossing those

    • Jovan Kraljevski
      Jovan Kraljevski 3 місяці тому

      No, it makes the ground more soggy, wet meaning that war vehicles will get stuck in the mud. 😟🤦‍♂️

  • Ricky
    Ricky 3 місяці тому +1

    Better keep an eye on other dams or important infrastructure now.

  • Michelle Key
    Michelle Key 3 місяці тому +1

    Dam explosion 💥

  • Reginald La Grone
    Reginald La Grone 3 місяці тому +1

    The fall of Bakhmut can not be underestimated it will affect the entire war going forward.

  • danushkaewm
    danushkaewm 3 місяці тому +38

    When Nord stream 01 & 02 destroyed west said russia has done that & now russia destroy this dam....🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • appletree
      appletree 3 місяці тому +9

      Also 2014 Russia said they didn't invade Crimea 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Rob -
      Rob - 3 місяці тому +2

      1994 Russia signed the budapest memorandum which they promised to never invade Ukraine.

      SIBIDOP STARTER 3 місяці тому

      ​@Rob -aint ukraine also made a promise about not joining NATO?

  • Steve Procter
    Steve Procter 3 місяці тому +53

    This is a calculated high risk defensive strategy by Russia. Reduction in the water supply to Russian controlled regions, especially Crimea, in the hope that the flooding will limit the Ukrainian ability to manoeuvre. The Ukrainian leadership will have predicted and planned for this. The main result will be the impact on the civilians on both sides of the divide.

    • BeastfromtheEast1
      BeastfromtheEast1 3 місяці тому +6

      Now we can use the f16s

    • Dogoverse
      Dogoverse 3 місяці тому +24

      Ukraine destroyed the dam

    • Pascal Clerotte
      Pascal Clerotte 3 місяці тому +6

      Yeah right. That's an Ukrainian flase flag.

  • errol over
    errol over 3 місяці тому +156

    My first question is,' Why would Russia destroy the dam that supplies water to Crimea?". given how important Crimea is to Russia.

    • Big Mac Sauce
      Big Mac Sauce 3 місяці тому +20

      Exactly 💯

    • EliteGeeks
      EliteGeeks 3 місяці тому +34

      if they think they are not going to keep it then why supply water to it?

  • bearsagainstevil
    bearsagainstevil 3 місяці тому +2

    what type of shell could take out a dam think about the bouncing bombs in ww2 its not easy to destroy such a dam, more likely Russia blew it

  • Pep Cheerios
    Pep Cheerios 3 місяці тому +9

    Can't believe the Russians blew up Hoover dam, now the Legion is gonna take over the strip

    • 4karma
      4karma 3 місяці тому

      Lol I thought I was the only person who was reminded of New Vegas. Actually this dam is almost the same size as Hoover dam.

    • Mr. Wiseguy64
      Mr. Wiseguy64 3 місяці тому

      Ave, true to Caesar!

  • Zheaan Ra
    Zheaan Ra 3 місяці тому +3

    That dam, that plant, cities, villages, that ticking, that dead zone, that nuclear waste land.
    Can ewe humans see yaw path now.

    • Philip Andrew Desuyo
      Philip Andrew Desuyo 3 місяці тому

      Blame the Ukrainians on that.

    • Yuliya Nekhay
      Yuliya Nekhay 3 місяці тому +2

      @Philip Andrew Desuyo on what? On Russians invading Ukrainian land? How can you justify this? There wouldn’t have been none of this if Russians just hadn’t crossed the border of a sovereign country. Use your head, dude

  • Donald Kasper
    Donald Kasper 3 місяці тому +33

    Dnipr river north side is higher ground, very unlikely to flood.

    • Karl Tsang
      Karl Tsang 3 місяці тому +9

      Let's hope it floods their own soldiers who are occupying Ukrainian territory and force them to retreat

    • P McD
      P McD 3 місяці тому +7

      @Karl Tsang yes, why would Russia do that to themselves?

    • B
      B 3 місяці тому +2

      @Karl Tsang Makes such sense that russia would blow it up. LOL

    • Kaizen Psy
      Kaizen Psy 3 місяці тому +2

      @B sure it make sense, there is no chance to cross anything now

  • Vika Kydelya
    Vika Kydelya 3 місяці тому +13

    If there is no sympathy for this terroristic nation in the world there would be no such outcome. It happens because there are still those who doubt about Gondostate

    • Flexogen
      Flexogen 3 місяці тому +6

      ​@Jenna Tolls Ukraine is guilty for this terrorist attack? Wtf?

    • HeavySandvichGuy1
      HeavySandvichGuy1 3 місяці тому +2

      @Flexogen why Ukraine did not release camera footage?

    • Flexogen
      Flexogen 3 місяці тому +4

      @HeavySandvichGuy1 yk, considering on wich channels are you subscribed...
      Bye-bye outcast.

    • William Lucas
      William Lucas 3 місяці тому +3

      “This terroristic nation” obviously means Russia, since Russia is the invader and the one who blew up the dam that they occupied.

  • keith Rock
    keith Rock 3 місяці тому

    All have a safe journey God bless ❤️

  • appletree
    appletree 3 місяці тому +31

    It widens the river and hence makes the river crossing harder for the Ukrainians. Good timing at the start of the counter offensive for Russia

    • chris corvino
      chris corvino 3 місяці тому +19

      Yes and they shot themselves in the foot seeing as how the residents of Crimea (not to mention the Russian controlled power plant) rely on that reservoir!

    • Amberyooper
      Amberyooper 3 місяці тому +9

      The downstream flooding will also flood a lot of the Russian front line positions on the east side of the river. That side is all low lands.

    • prince osas
      prince osas 3 місяці тому +3

      They blew up dams too when Ukraine about to take kherson, didn't work out did it

    SISYPHUS VASILIAS 3 місяці тому +29

    UA bombed the dam a dozen times last year when RF had forces on the other side of the river. UA practised destroying it with HIMARS in May

    • sonny boerhoop
      sonny boerhoop 3 місяці тому +3

      Remember the pipeline? No matter what happens all sides play games with 1 country treuly sickening

    • aleksa bens
      aleksa bens 3 місяці тому

      Шо ви курили ? Дайте і мені , бо те що ви сказали більше на наркоманію схоже

  • Racing Alfa
    Racing Alfa 3 місяці тому +3

    Ukraine says and Russia claims always

  • BadWolf77
    BadWolf77 3 місяці тому +4

    Weird. It’s almost as if they are at war with each other but Ukraine keeps calling “no fair! You cheated!” To anyone in the international community that will listen and give them more money.

  • Jonathan Maytham
    Jonathan Maytham 3 місяці тому +15

    Prighozins words are hypocritical.
    He is not a soldier.
    He does not hold a gun at the front to motivate his troops.
    Why should he tell others to do that?

    • Steamer1 steamer
      Steamer1 steamer 3 місяці тому

      What do expect from a former hot dog 🌭 vendor

    • trg7843
      trg7843 3 місяці тому +2

      He always carried a rifle when he was in Bakhmut. May be you only watched the videos when he makes speeches.

    • Shively
      Shively 3 місяці тому

      @trg7843 Micheal Dukakis wore a helmet when he rode in the Abrams. Didn't make him a tanker.

    • Christina_fwb Jager
      Christina_fwb Jager 3 місяці тому +1

      He is a jail bird 😂😂

    • Enoch Cushite
      Enoch Cushite 3 місяці тому +1

      @Steamer1 steamer lol how did that hot dog vendor defeat NATO ANd Ukraine with only convicts and shovels…
      Lol 😂
      Your General are horrible! 😂😂😂😂

  • Azis Arabi
    Azis Arabi 3 місяці тому +1

    Good for zelensky

  • j k
    j k 3 місяці тому +102

    Because Russia has such a stellar track record for truthful and accurate reporting👍.

    • Luke
      Luke 3 місяці тому +27

      Like the west?

    • Craig Boden
      Craig Boden 3 місяці тому +11

      neither side can claim immunity from that one

  • Freddy Orlando
    Freddy Orlando 3 місяці тому +1

    The fog of war in full effect.

  • Lolly Pop
    Lolly Pop 3 місяці тому +9

    Russia knew this would happen ages ago

    • James Go
      James Go 3 місяці тому

      Who blew up the dam?

    • All Good Advice Magazine
      All Good Advice Magazine 3 місяці тому +8

      @James Go 205th brigade of the russian army

    • Rob j
      Rob j 3 місяці тому +6

      @All Good Advice Magazine thats what Ukraine said

  • Fergus 13
    Fergus 13 3 місяці тому +1

    I think they kinda blew it with that move, it's dam reprehensible

  • super VID
    super VID 3 місяці тому +1

    Blowing up the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant is yet another act of terror, another manifestation of genocide through an environmental disaster, but the main thing is that this is also a show of how much the occupiers are scared. Their overwhelming anxiety over the prospects of the Ukrainian army forcing the Dnipro River has actually led them to destroy the reservoir dam.

    • Randy Graham
      Randy Graham 3 місяці тому +1

      Thank you for the paid propaganda message! Always enjoy them!

    • super VID
      super VID 3 місяці тому

      @Randy Graham you welcome, but keep in mind, I do it for free. Actually my grandmother's friends live near by Dnipro river and see all atrocities committed by Moscow soldiers, so..

  • Laura Powers
    Laura Powers 3 місяці тому +1

    Russia never said they would endager the DAM!!! ZELENSKY has repeatedly target3d the Dam.

  • Sean O'Neill
    Sean O'Neill 3 місяці тому +3

    I am praying Ukraines plans allowed for the likelihood of the dam being blown . If not they really have made a hash of this .

    • JL
      JL 3 місяці тому +2

      it is part of the ukrainian plan, russia has not built that much defenses along the reservoir since it is an unlikely crossing, now the ukrainians can attack there specially near the nuclear plant, since russia will not use heavy artillery near a nuclear power plant. Russia could just open the flood gates if they want to flood the downstream so blowing it up does not make sense

    • Graham
      Graham 3 місяці тому

      ​@JLdam the need you on the front lines, what are you doing wasting your time down in your mum's basement playing cod 😂

    • Andrea Altan
      Andrea Altan 3 місяці тому +1

      @JL The river remains with the same width, it won't be easier now to cross than with the dam

    • JL
      JL 3 місяці тому

      @Graham haha make your counter argument if you have any

  • celestine obi
    celestine obi 3 місяці тому +2

    The world is at stake now 😢

    • Awake
      Awake 3 місяці тому

      Correction; Europe is at stake.

  • Floyd Looney
    Floyd Looney 3 місяці тому +56

    This could end up being the biggest war crime ever after WW2

    • LawrenceVEVO
      LawrenceVEVO 3 місяці тому +45

      Iraq and Afghanis?? Hypocrisy

    • R
      R 3 місяці тому +13

      @LawrenceVEVO Iraq was liberated from Saddam

    • MO JOE
      MO JOE 3 місяці тому +20

      @R they didnt ask for it

    • Survived
      Survived 3 місяці тому +14

      @R saddam was a good man

  • Relaxing Nature
    Relaxing Nature 3 місяці тому +39

    Ru wasn't "pushed" out of kherson ..they just packed up and left ..ukr walked into the empty area 3 days later without firing a shot

    • ᚦᛟᚾᚨᚱ
      ᚦᛟᚾᚨᚱ 3 місяці тому +17

      If you cut someone of on the road, and he flinches and hits a tree. Did you cause that accident? Because with that logic, when the cars didnt in fact touch, then you didnt cause it.
      There was a reason why they left, why would they just hand cherson over to ukraine, putin even claimed cherson was forever russian in a speech..

    • Uncle Scipio
      Uncle Scipio 3 місяці тому +33

      Yes, packed up and left because they didn't want to die. In military parlance, they call that a 'retreat'.

    • Mandlenkosi Ndhlovu
      Mandlenkosi Ndhlovu 3 місяці тому +9

      ​@Uncle Scipio a strategic retreat

    • Kill Xi Jinpooh
      Kill Xi Jinpooh 3 місяці тому +18

      That's called retreating, and being forced to leave. Also known as being pushed out. Nice try though

    • Uncle Scipio
      Uncle Scipio 3 місяці тому +15

      @Mandlenkosi Ndhlovu yes, strategically running away.

  • Studio 326
    Studio 326 3 місяці тому +5

    I don't think that ANYONE blew up this dam. Its only supposed to be rated for an 8 meter water height and from reports it looks like it was up to 10 or even 12 meters. There is loads of footage that shows how the dam breach has progressed over the last 2 days. The Russians aren't exactly great at or motivated to keep maintenance going on this dam, so 16 months without any maintenance. There was an exceptionally wet May in 2023 and if Ukraine let more water out of the upstream dams that they control then this was just going to happen by itself.

    • beavis corholio
      beavis corholio 3 місяці тому

      dude be real ukranians like this kind of war away from the front lines cause they are being exterminated.

    • jp
      jp 3 місяці тому

      Water was higher because before destroying it Russians kept water control doors (sorry, Idk how it is officialy called in English) closed for a few days to raise water levels higher in order to create bigger damage.

    • Studio 326
      Studio 326 3 місяці тому

      @jp Yes, I saw that today as well, so perhaps they intended to open a sluice gate and the thing got out of control. Perhaps they blew that sluice gate, its also possible. Either way, it totally backfired and now many thousands of people will be homeless.

  • baniatei majaw
    baniatei majaw 3 місяці тому

    Keep fighting Europeans, this is what you are and always had been, and always will be.

  • Eddie Piecart
    Eddie Piecart 3 місяці тому

    ----If Ukraine says Russia destroyed the dam, it MUST be true.

  • Nero Marini
    Nero Marini 3 місяці тому +12

    Here for all the UAclips hydrologists, military strategists and nuclear scientists...

  • JB
    JB 3 місяці тому +4

    This has been expected for a long time. Kerch Bridge is next.

  • MrJanbrouwer1
    MrJanbrouwer1 3 місяці тому

    ik hoop dat je een mooie verjaardag hebt gehad. Nog gefelicteerd.

  • Kajtek bez majtek
    Kajtek bez majtek 3 місяці тому +1

    Dam is 30 meters high, not 3m

  • Anok Hayden Coleman
    Anok Hayden Coleman 3 місяці тому +139

    The dam was essential for the counter offensive if happen on the Kherson front , I believe it's all russian work blowing the dam

    • Anok Hayden Coleman
      Anok Hayden Coleman 3 місяці тому +13

      Also , if the level of water is critical low , the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant will have no coolant

    • Julei
      Julei 3 місяці тому +27

      It's 100% Russian work. Everyone who works gets paid & I cannot wait until Russia gets paid for all their "work."

    • Karl Tsang
      Karl Tsang 3 місяці тому +30

      ​@JuleiPutin's only increasing the bill they will have to pay to rebuild Ukraine every day this war continues.
      I say keep the sanctions in place even after the war ends when it does end, until Russia pays all the reparations for the damages it has done.

    • Darkspark
      Darkspark 3 місяці тому +17

      100% russian work it's been mined for months

    • Mmm M2
      Mmm M2 3 місяці тому +16

      Source trust NATO Jihadists BOT bro

  • Gavin Quan
    Gavin Quan 3 місяці тому +2

    " It's the best money we have spent." ...... Warmonger.

  • Isaiah Bowers
    Isaiah Bowers 3 місяці тому +12

    Russia: We didn't do it.
    The video tape: 🧢

    • Andrea Altan
      Andrea Altan 3 місяці тому +9

      shows that it was the comedian's army

    • Hindenpeter 2.0
      Hindenpeter 2.0 3 місяці тому +5

      @Andrea Altan zelinski is a monsta way worse than pennywise who never had an unlimited budget to sacrifice the Ukrainian boys

      MERSIFULL WOLF 3 місяці тому

      Well said

      MERSIFULL WOLF 3 місяці тому

      @Andrea Altan wrong 😂

    • Mr. Wiseguy64
      Mr. Wiseguy64 3 місяці тому

      Lol ukr damaged dam in december 2022. Need article on washingon post about it?

  • Oi
    Oi 3 місяці тому +3

    I don't think they blew up the dam because as you can see their positions are affected and being flooded more than the positions of the Ukrainian soldiers. Maybe the dam was already damaged and was destroyed because it didn't get the maintenance it needed.

    • Pjotr II
      Pjotr II 3 місяці тому +1

      The dam was damaged, but it was blown up By Russia. As Ukraine is planning a counter-attack, Russia would gain by making the river wider = harder for Ukraine to get over. yes it would also affect (move) some Russian positions, but 1) they would know about it, and 2) it would still benefit them with less Ukrainian troops in the area.
      The real fear is that Russia will try to use Zapporizha power plant as a dirty bomb.

    • Flexogen
      Flexogen 3 місяці тому

      ​@Pjotr II Russia literally shoot at his leg, lol

    • Oi
      Oi 3 місяці тому

      @Pjotr II Nah, more like Ukraine destroyed that dam to get away from their failed offensives. If you look at the map, the Russian forces have lost territories because of flooding and it's not good since it will cause their positions to be too muddy.

    • Pjotr II
      Pjotr II 3 місяці тому

      ​@Oi 1) * Russia don´t have a lot of troops in the area. Those troops that exist are not close to the river. The river makes a NATURAL OBTSACLE for Ukraine.
      2) A wider river makes the crossing impossible for some 3-4 days, and a bit harder some time afterward.
      3) Flooding the area destroys Ukrainian houses, villages and towns.
      4) There is a video from the end of the last year, of a video chat between a Russian soldier and his friend. The Russian says they have mined the power plant (that now blew up) and it could be blown up in January, but the soldier is not sure.
      5) The power plant exploded 02.50 in the night (when everyone was asleep - the worst possible time if Ukraine was involved!), the BEST time if it was the Russians.
      6) For the last year, Ukraine has warned that Russia might use the Zaphoriza nuclear power plant as a dirty bomb. That has not yet happened, however the plant takes it´s cooling water from the water that i now dropping in level. They are not 100% linked, in case the nuclear plant can be fully stopped, but could give an excuse.
      7) If the plant was left, the "bridge" could have been used by Ukraine in a counter offensive.
      * I can ONLY find 1 thing that MIGHT be bad for Russia. I do not even know if it is affected, but it could be.
      Crimea takes water (through pipes or canal - not sure) from this dam. Lowering the water level, might or might not affect that.

    • badofi
      badofi 3 місяці тому

      @Pjotr II Regarding the claims that Russian troops were not close to the river, the MSM was already starting to get a bit excited about Russian troops having to retreat from their positions. The MSM also mentioned about "floating mines" that could explode. A big mess along Russian defense lines.
      As of the time of the destruction, Ukrainian counter-offensives were known to have been repeatedly repelled. Ukrainian troops crossing the river were a matter of big concern but a successful crossing was not imminent.
      Similar case as in ZPP. Ukrainian troops not known to be coming close to re-taking ZPP.

  • Rises
    Rises 3 місяці тому +2

    if the Ukraine says something..is the Opposite ..we already got it :))))

  • 413dda 79fcacaa
    413dda 79fcacaa 3 місяці тому +58

    Why would you blow up the dam that you control and open it at will? it's like Nord Stream all over again. :face_palm:

    • SavageJunky
      SavageJunky 3 місяці тому +10

      😂😂 Ukraine is about to take it back 😂 How delusional can you be 🤣🤣🤣

    • khanh nguyen
      khanh nguyen 3 місяці тому

      the real question is for how long

  • kalindawalo muzimba
    kalindawalo muzimba 3 місяці тому

    If putting is capable of bombing towns where there are civilians ,so the bridge is for mass destruction to save his missiles

  • Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun
    Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun 3 місяці тому +5

    Congratulations ❤❤❤

    REAPER EYES 3 місяці тому +1

    🇿🇦Art of war 🇿🇦

  • John D.
    John D. 3 місяці тому +13

    The Dam that Russia complained about before the war ever started!

    • Oldenshort
      Oldenshort 3 місяці тому +4

      So they are Guilty Right.

    • James Go
      James Go 3 місяці тому +1

      ​@Oldenshort Russia blew up the dam?

    • Raj
      Raj 3 місяці тому +13

      ​@James Go obvious

  • Stephen Newton
    Stephen Newton 3 місяці тому +8

    Russia obviously convinced it can’t hold Kherson.

    • P McD
      P McD 3 місяці тому +1

      You fool, it affects Crimea water and power coolant to Zaporozhye plant and power to the region Russia occupies.

    • Ouwe Hand
      Ouwe Hand 3 місяці тому +2

      ​@P McD Russia cannot hold Crimea, thats why.

    • P McD
      P McD 3 місяці тому +2

      @Ouwe Hand dummy 👍

  • Antonio Domene
    Antonio Domene 3 місяці тому +19

    The Russians had no reason to blow up the Kakhovka Dam if they wanted to flood the area. They simply needed to open the gates to let the water flow and flood the entire territory in its path.

    • Philip Andrew Desuyo
      Philip Andrew Desuyo 3 місяці тому +6

      Washington Post Dec 2022"Kovalchuk considered flooding the river. The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages."
      The dam also supplies water to Crimea, and the heavy floodings are on the Russian side, flooding Russian fortifications. Why would the Russians blow the dam?

    • Yup Sureok
      Yup Sureok 3 місяці тому

      More money for zelensky from his sugar daddy sleepy joe

    • StarsManny
      StarsManny 3 місяці тому +1

      @Yup Sureok bot channel

    • Yuliya Nekhay
      Yuliya Nekhay 3 місяці тому +2

      Oh and be accused of intentional flooding. Of course not, but they tried to accuse Ukraine. They had all the reasons in the world and the first one would be stopping the counteroffensive

  • Ayn Rand Is Dead
    Ayn Rand Is Dead 3 місяці тому +1

    "after we win...." 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • UsernameTaken
    UsernameTaken 3 місяці тому +7

    History never lies.

    • TJCMN
      TJCMN 3 місяці тому +7

      But the people who talk about it all do to varying degrees contingent on their own particular biases and political interests.

    • UsernameTaken
      UsernameTaken 3 місяці тому +3

      @TJCMN Russia bad Ukraine good is the most common type of news. History never lies. God bless mother Russia 🪆

    • TJCMN
      TJCMN 3 місяці тому

      ​​@UsernameTakenThe truth is always more complicated and most people will just go along with whatever prevailing narrative their society's politics deem as acceptable. Sometimes that will lead to good outcomes and sometimes bad outcomes.
      Although I support Ukraine more so I do think that Crimea might be a red line the Kremlin has that could be open to considering its future status upon some genuine reciprocity in a diplomatic sense and I also am open to the possibility that depending on the situation as it continues to develop in the battlefield that nothing is certain with the fog of war and external powers such as America, China, India, and the Europeans potentially further complicating the aim of eventually ending this conflict.
      I have much respect for Russian history, culture, and on some level can admire certain aspects of President Putin and his patriotic ambitions. However, as an American I am predisposed in this context to support Ukraine but that isn't unconditional. We'll have to see since this war seems far from over.

    • Craig Boden
      Craig Boden 3 місяці тому +1

      yes it does. the victor writes the history books.

  • James Iacovelli
    James Iacovelli 3 місяці тому

    The dam was falling apart for the past 36 hours

    MC SPCTR 3 місяці тому +3

    You shows old photos from last year! Now, there is nothing at the place of the dam😢

  • Tony Tone
    Tony Tone 3 місяці тому +84

    I'm guessing Russia realizes they're unlikely to hold on to Crimea much longer

  • PNH 6000
    PNH 6000 3 місяці тому +7

    The Crimean water canal is fed from the Kakhovka Reservoir, which has just been breached. A number of possibilities arise.
    1) Since Ukraine's President Zelensky has just called an emergency meeting, the calling of that meeting, in itself, may be a sign that Ukraine was not responsible. Had they been, any planning and preparation for the breaching of the Kakhovka Dam would already have been completed and all the machinations would be in play. There would also need to have been some strategic purpose to the breaching of the dam.
    2) There is the possibility that the Russians breached the dam in preparation for an imminent departure from Crimea. The dam or reservoir provides water to the Crimean peninsula via the North Crimean Canal fed from just upstream of the Kakhovka Reservoir. Consequently, the Russians would otherwise seem to be causing themselves issues with regard to water supply in Crimea, if they intended remaining on the peninsula.
    The breaching of the dam would provide time for clearing of Russian residents, administrative and military personnel from the peninsula. The waterlogged ground would slow any following Ukrainian military forces, and impede their progress. Since there are few remaining Russian troops on the northern side of the Dneiper River, few would be disadvantaged by the breaching of the dam {if the Russians would have been concerned about them anyway.}
    I cannot think of any other reasons for the breaching of the Kakhovka Reservoir, though there may obviously be others.

    • Andrea Altan
      Andrea Altan 3 місяці тому +2

      Remember his comedian's skills, don't let him mislead you

    • PNH 6000
      PNH 6000 3 місяці тому

      @Andrea Altan I guess we can claim that anyone's occupation is a reason that they may mislead you, even if someone has completed a law degree.
      You haven't convinced me of your capacity to either inform or mislead. It will probably just take a little more time "Andrea".

    • Leland Robbins
      Leland Robbins 3 місяці тому +1

      @PNH 6000 you thinking Russia would simply abandon territory that is theirs is a huge plot hole in your line of thought. What strategic purpose does that even serve??? You don't become a powerful influential nation with moves like that..... and once you are a powerful nation there's absolutely zero incentive to engage in self defeating behavior like that either, especially with the geographic importance Crimea serves to Russia with its access to the black sea. Crimea is never going to be willfully abandoned or surrendered the way you picture it

    • Nasser Towghi
      Nasser Towghi 3 місяці тому

      Now if only you had used your own analysis correctly, you would have the most obvious conclusion that Ukrianie not Ruaaia blew up the dam.

  • AnGryPicKle187
    AnGryPicKle187 3 місяці тому

    Seven months ago ukraine warned that russia mined the dam

  • jcentricity
    jcentricity 3 місяці тому +3

    "So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood."
    Revelation 12:15 NKJV

    • Ayn Rand Is Dead
      Ayn Rand Is Dead 3 місяці тому +1

      leave the conversation to the adults🙄🙄

    • Adam Martin
      Adam Martin 3 місяці тому

      🤣 this is no act of god

  • Brandy Heng
    Brandy Heng 3 місяці тому +1

    Nord "It's Done"
    Nova "It's Done"
    thanks for the SMS

  • Inga Tiger
    Inga Tiger 3 місяці тому +4


  • Katie Wright
    Katie Wright 3 місяці тому +3

    Think of all of the wildlife being killed, the water sources polluted, and the land being polluted by all of this. Not to mention the horrible loss of innocent civilians and children. The human race never seems to learn from history. WE NEED PEACE NOW!!!

    • zoom
      zoom 3 місяці тому

      All because of one US lapdog 🐕 Zelensky

    • john hough
      john hough 3 місяці тому +3

      I don't blame the human race.
      I blame inhuman folks; and to be specific I blame aggressors (that's a term open to debate).
      Quite simply, in human relationships there's just two types- (1) takers, and (2) traders
      Traders (yay!) work by value-for-value in mutually agreed exchanges.
      Takers rely on force or guile to take other folks's property from them.
      It seems that the nice (?) Mr Putin is very much a taker. And-
      -I don't see him surviving to a ripe old age. Still, it's his call ...

    • Donald Bush
      Donald Bush 3 місяці тому

      @zoomat least you didn’t blame Joe Biden this time! Shows your expanding intellectually.

  • Grizzly HP2
    Grizzly HP2 3 місяці тому +9

    There is no real bennefit for Ukrain blocking the water supply to Crimea. When Ukrain takes back Crimea they need that water to.
    THis braking of the dam is a disaster for Ukrain. The damage will be there for decenia to come, and also the counter offensive will be greatly hindered.

    • СЕР РТК
      СЕР РТК 3 місяці тому +15

      Ukraine will never return Crimea, it is the territory of Russia

    • Percival Percival
      Percival Percival 3 місяці тому +3

      Take back crimea from who??

    • Thinking man
      Thinking man 3 місяці тому +2

      @СЕР РТК nope.. USA is getting involved now...

  • Andrew Pienaar
    Andrew Pienaar 3 місяці тому

    Russia was keeping the dam closed, to flood the upstream are, as that would limit the Ukrainian options to attack up stream.

  • Mark Arrowsmith
    Mark Arrowsmith 3 місяці тому +4

    Zelensky forces blew up the dam with a green light from Washington
    Zelensky is a liar... Zelensky forces fired missiles into Poland and then blamed Russia
    Zelensky forces blew up Kerch bridge then blamed Russia
    Zelensky wanted a distraction from his failed offensive

    • James R
      James R 3 місяці тому

      ^^^This talking point didn't make any more sense then when it came from the Kremlin spokesperson.
      Why would a counter offensive be deemed a failure after only two days? And what does Zelensky accomplish by creating this "distraction."

  • Vlad Snape
    Vlad Snape 3 місяці тому +1

    Yeah right, the Russians blew up their own dam, just like they blew up their own pipeline. I expected better editorialising from AJ. I guess that sweet US money is hard to resist.

  • Rob Van Der Veen
    Rob Van Der Veen 3 місяці тому +52

    How can you have surprise when satellites watching everywhere, and moles and agents on both sides

    • danielkjm
      danielkjm 3 місяці тому +31

      Classic West move, destroy or attack something and say it was your enemy who did it.

    • Cristian Gaban
      Cristian Gaban 3 місяці тому +33

      @danielkjm Yes, like the ''terrorist'' apartments bombed in Moscow before the war in Chechenya , or MH17 flight destroyed by separatists but blamed on UA , or the Katyn massacre in Poland ''Classic West''

    • john harrison
      john harrison 3 місяці тому +2

      Not all satellites are in all places at all times, and even if they are, they are not all doing that type of surveillance.
      Basic common sense.

  • Jackie Foster
    Jackie Foster 3 місяці тому +1

    It is so sad to see how human beings really really hate each other and it's so sad because Jesus Christ is he's sick of all this and this Jesus Christ is sick of the hate that people have any hearts and hate is that sure you don't have to be hateful you don't have to do all this stuff it's just in your heart it's a sin it's a evilness to send you you have to ask God to take it out of you even if you don't believe in God please people stop killing each other I know the Holy Bible does say that all these things will happen the Bible said and these things are happening every day every time you turn around somebody killing each other in the Bible saying that this is just the beginning of sorrow this is not even the end of the world it's going to get worse and worse than kill Jesus Christ come back and show his face for who he is. People keep in mind that you can get help if you have a mental illness. I am African American born and raised in Los Angeles California in the u.s.a. we have more races out here than anywhere on Earth and it's sad to see how people hate you because of the color of your skin.

  • C. M.
    C. M. 3 місяці тому +71

    Important point to be made:
    If Russia blew it up, or it got hit by Ukrainian shelling doesn‘t matter. It‘s Russia‘s fault either way, given that they invaded and without that invasion there wouldn‘t have been any explosions there either way.

    • danielkjm
      danielkjm 3 місяці тому +5


    • Susie Daw
      Susie Daw 3 місяці тому +9

      Wrong. Zelly would not even consider talking. It could have been over two years ago but zelly couldn't line his own pockets if he came to an agreement. Wake up.

    • TheLibermania
      TheLibermania 3 місяці тому +4

      ​@danielkjm A bot that says the truth.
      Putin says "Ok, we stop. Pulling out our forces from sovereign ukrainisn territory we agreed to and stop shelling the cities" we would be way further to peace.

  • Hazel
    Hazel 3 місяці тому

    Feel sorry for innocent civilians, livestock and wildlife - they don't deserve this.

    СЕР РТК 3 місяці тому +5

    It is important to remember! In December, the Washington Post published an interview with Ukrainian General Andrei Kovalchuk. I quote: "Kovalchuk considered the flooding of the river. Ukrainians, according to him, even struck a test blow from the HIMARS installation at one of the locks of the Novokakhovskaya dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the water of the Dnieper could rise enough to block Russian crossings, but not flood nearby villages. The test was successful, Kovalchuk said, but this step remains an extreme measure."
    By the way, I'm trying to remember: what was the reaction to this interview from the United States, Europe, the IAEA and all those who are screaming in the West today about Russia's "terrible crime"? You don't remember either?

    • Maxim Goudz
      Maxim Goudz 3 місяці тому +1

      So youre saying right before launching an offensive ukraine would flood the place they are trying to cross into? Ok youve got great logic there buddy.

    • СЕР РТК
      СЕР РТК 3 місяці тому

      @Maxim Goudz yesterday's offensive of Ukraine turned out to be a failure and in order to shift the emphasis from this, a new informational reason is needed, that's all the logic. the offensive is doomed to failure in any case

  • سالار شیوایی
    سالار شیوایی 3 місяці тому

    well played russia.

  • Fernando Diomampo
    Fernando Diomampo 3 місяці тому +9

    The only way can do , Russian is loose in terms of tactic and military. RIP Mr putin

  • Pyjamarama
    Pyjamarama 3 місяці тому +14

    If RF wanted to flood downstream they would just open the spillways and / or the lockgates next to the dam, all of which are under their control

    • Marcus
      Marcus 3 місяці тому +14

      But if they open the valves how would they then blame Ukraine for the flooding?

    • Pyjamarama
      Pyjamarama 3 місяці тому +1

      @Coma White I'm sorry I'm just a dumb dam engineer
      I guess you are too right, expert ?

    • Eugene Kaptur
      Eugene Kaptur 3 місяці тому +2

      NOT the SAME effect Tovarisch!

  • Abdul Hamid
    Abdul Hamid 3 місяці тому +3

    Russian president Putin strong leader of words ❤❤❤

  • james wheeler
    james wheeler 3 місяці тому

    Such death and misery and destruction because of one awful dictator.

  • Vladimir Lenin
    Vladimir Lenin 3 місяці тому +17

    Has anyone else noticed how Ukrainian losses are always "difficult to verify"... 🙄

    • Umbra Weiss
      Umbra Weiss 3 місяці тому

      It's at least 50% of Russian losess, or close to the same, won't help either side, Ukraine population is big too, now that they are armed Russia loses even more. This can go on for 10years, and people running out to fight will not be the reason it will end for sure.

  • Chamara Chandraratne
    Chamara Chandraratne 3 місяці тому +2

    What the reason blown up dam which supplies water to Crimea?

  • Stavros Aristidou
    Stavros Aristidou 3 місяці тому +2

    Echoes of ukrainian despair. Loosing ground and failing offensive actions lead to frustration.

  • Simon Daly
    Simon Daly 3 місяці тому +7

    In terms of Russia limiting war damage on civilians, while Ukraine has been killing civilians since 2014, the dam destruction is an illogical blame to Russia, especially when Ukraine has already been shelling the nuke power plant desperate to create a nuclear wasteland in Russian controlled territory

    • U A
      U A 3 місяці тому +3


    • DEDster
      DEDster 3 місяці тому +2

      ​@U A nice mirror reflection

    • 11cookeaw1
      11cookeaw1 3 місяці тому +1

      Russia has been indiscriminately targeting civilian controlled areas throught this entire war. And Ukraine hasn't been shelling the powerplant at all.

  • Masereka Wilfred
    Masereka Wilfred 3 місяці тому

    This blame game won't work. Let them sit on a round table and end this

  • RickTheClipper
    RickTheClipper 3 місяці тому +34

    Its time for storm shadows to visit the Kertch bridge

    • Ayoub
      Ayoub  3 місяці тому +15

      You live in Hollywood?

    • Brian T
      Brian T 3 місяці тому +3

      please do ,i just want Russia to escalate the conflict once and for all and get this over with am tired of that comedian playing stupid games

    • Monkey D. Luffy
      Monkey D. Luffy 3 місяці тому +4

      @Brian T escalate and moscow gets nuclear bomb ))

    • Brian T
      Brian T 3 місяці тому +3

      @Monkey D. Luffy no problem you get nuclear bomb as well

  • Just Average
    Just Average 3 місяці тому +1

    Yes, like russia blew up their own pipeline.

  • Justin
    Justin 3 місяці тому

    LISTEN UP now. Washington Post, December 29th 2022:
    "(General)Kovalchuk considered flooding the river.
    The Ukrainians, he said, even conducted a test strike with a HIMARS launcher on one of the floodgates at the Nova Kakhovka dam, making three holes in the metal to see if the Dnieper’s water could be raised enough to stymie Russian crossings but not flood nearby villages.
    The test was a success, Kovalchuk said, but the step remained a last resort. He held off."

  • Ярослав Ковальчук
    Ярослав Ковальчук 3 місяці тому +25

    So, there is the recording of the explosion in question and it is clearly one huge explosion, not a series of shelling.
    Make of it what you will

    • Dominik Brand
      Dominik Brand 3 місяці тому

      Do you have a link to the video?

    • George Cristian Cripcia
      George Cristian Cripcia 3 місяці тому +1

      ​@Dominik Brand
      Search on youtube,you will find it

    • Flexogen
      Flexogen 3 місяці тому +1

      That's why I want Putin to be in Hague. He has to be found guilty for this

  • mjgasiecki
    mjgasiecki 3 місяці тому +31

    Luckily Kherson is at a bit higher elevation. Russia is so destructive and should pay for all this havoc…

    • Lallu
      Lallu 3 місяці тому +9

      You weren't saying that when Ukrainian were attacking it with himars

    • SavageJunky
      SavageJunky 3 місяці тому +2

      ​@Lallu Ukraine did NOT blow it. Ruzzian did. See the difference? 🤣🤣

    • Sir11jaimey
      Sir11jaimey 3 місяці тому

      ​​@Lallu Ukraine didn't do that. Their aim was to liberate Kakhovka as a result of the counteroffensive, but now it's impossible. It's not beneficial for Ukraine too

    • Flexogen
      Flexogen 3 місяці тому

      ​@Sir11jaimey so, it's a Russia's fault for this catastrophe?

  • Hotbird3
    Hotbird3 3 місяці тому +7

    Thank you AlJazeera , finally a news channel not on Kievs payroll , news must be unbiased no matter which side is losing or winning not a propaganda .

    • Graham
      Graham 3 місяці тому

      How does Putin taste 😮

  • валерий гольштейн
    валерий гольштейн 3 місяці тому +2

    So, were Russians shelling themselfs again? 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Vergil
    Vergil 3 місяці тому

    The deserved punishment for nord stream 2