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Russian state media: Ukraine’s Armed Forces strike Kakhovka HPP using HIMARS, one of the missiles hits dam lock

Ukraine has shelled the Kherson region’s Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, using a HIMARS multiple rocket launcher system, Russian state-owned news agencies TASS and RIA Novosti report, citing emergency services.

“Ukraine’s Armed Forces won’t stop their attempts to destroy the Kakhovka HPP and create the conditions for a humanitarian catastrophe. Today at 10AM, a strike was conducted using six HIMARS missiles. Air defence units shot down five missiles, while the other one hit the lock of the Kakhovka dam, it was damaged,” TASS cites a representative of the emergency services.

RIA Novosti clarifies that the hit “did not lead to destruction of crucial parts” of the dam.

As of now, there is no information on the casualties, Russia’s news agency Interfax reports.

The Ukrainian side has not yet commented on the situation.

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