Kiev: Ukraine said on Tuesday that 150 tons of motor oil had spilled into the Dnipro River after an attack on Ukraine Kakhovka He warned of a “negative impact” on the environment.
“One hundred and fifty tons of engine oil entered the Dnipro River because of the explosion,” Daria Zarevnasaid the communications adviser to the head of the Ukrainian President’s Office on social media.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky He said there was a “risk of further spillage of more than 300 tons”.
Upstream from the dam is the Kakhovka Reservoir, which holds an estimated 18 cubic kilometers of water – roughly the same capacity as the Great Salt Lake in Utah.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba He said floods from the dam could cause “long and irreversible damage” to ecosystems in the area.
“The animals in Nova Kakhovka Zoo have already died in the rising waters,” he said, adding that it was “just the beginning of the damage” to wildlife in southern Ukraine.
“We are witnessing () ecocide on a regional scale, not just Ukrainian,” he added.


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