Estonia condemns destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam

  • 2023-06-06
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Foreign Minister Margus Tsahkna said that Estonia condemns the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam early this morning, which caused a major flood on the banks of the Dnipro River in Ukraine.

"Estonia condemns the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam by the Russian occupants in Ukraine. This war crime will result in ecocide, enormous economic damage and the displacement of thousands of people in Ukraine and beyond, as well as increase risks at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant," the minister said in a statement.

"Estonia and like-minded countries are working to make sure war criminals are brought to justice and the new package of sanctions is implemented without delay. Russia must immediately withdraw its forces from the entire territory of Ukraine and answer for its crimes," he added.