The water level of Ukraine’s Inhulets River, which previously rose following Russia’s attack on the dam in the Karachunivka Reservoir, has dropped by about 40 cm, governor of the Dnipro region Valentyn Reznichenko and deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kirill Timoshenko wrote on their Telegram channels.
Photo: Kirill Timoshenko’s Telegram channel
“I previously wrote that the water leak had reached 100 cubic metres. As a result of the dam break, the water level of the Inhulets River had risen by 100-190 cm. In order to lower the water level, we had to blow up some of the hydraulic structures downstream. After working tirelessly throughout this long night, we managed to install the first stoplog gate and document a 4 to 6 cm decrease in water level in all areas,” Timoshenko wrote.
“After the second stoplog gate was installed, the water level in the river dropped by 40 cm. We are working on the full localisation of the leak. The situation is under our control, and soon, the problem will be eliminated. There are no missiles that could ever destroy our desire for victory.” According to Reznichenko, the water level continues to go down.
It was stated previously that the Russian military had struck a dam in the Karachunivka Reservoir on the Inhulets River near the city of Kryvyi Rih with Kinzhal and Iskander missiles. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in an address on Wednesday evening that the dam attack would not save the morale of the Russian troops. “They understood that the Russian command is incompetent, and that a rout awaits them in Ukraine on all fronts. Russia will not fix this with any terror, as terror only confirms the weakness of the one who resorts to it,” the Ukrainian leader stated.
It was previously reported that the Inhulets River had become shallow, which allowed Ukraine’s Armed Forces to build a pontoon bridge over the river in the area of Ukraine’s counteroffensive in the Kherson region.
At the end of August, representatives of the Ukrainian army said the army had been able to breach the first line of defence of the Russian troops and make the 109th regiment of the self-proclaimed Donetsk “people’s republic” retreat from their positions in the Kherson region. Representatives of the Kakhovka operational troops group reported that Russian paratroopers, whose task was to provide support to the 109th regiment, had allegedly fled the battlefield.