Undermining the dam of the Kurakhovskaya thermal power plant, which the nationalists are planning, will cause power outages in most of the DPR, in the Zaporozhye and Dnepropetrovsk regions and will lead to infectious diseases in the surrounding areas. The nationalists plan to accuse the Russian military of blowing up, said on May 7 the head of the National Center for Defense Control of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev.
“In the Pokrovsky district of the DPR, Ukrainian armed formations mined the dam of the reservoir of the Kurakhovskaya thermal power plant, which the nationalists plan to blow up, blaming “supposedly advancing units of Russian troops” for this. If this cynical scenario is implemented, more than ten settlements with about seven thousand people will be in the zone of possible flooding,” said Mizintsev, who heads the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of the Russian Federation for humanitarian response in Ukraine.
According to him, due to the lack of the required volume of water in the reservoir, accidents will occur in the cooling system of the thermal power plant, which will cause power outages in most of the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as in the Zaporozhye and Dnipropetrovsk regions.
“After the water drains throughout the flooded area, the life support system of settlements (sewerage, water supply, water treatment facilities with tanks with chemicals) will be damaged, which will lead to a sharp deterioration in the sanitary and epidemiological situation and the spread of infectious diseases in Pokrovsky and adjacent areas,” emphasized the head of the center.