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Design work has begun on the restoration of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, Vladimir Saldo, acting governor of the Kherson region, told RIA Novosti.
I think that no matter how much money is needed to restore the Kakhovskaya HPP, this is an economically viable project, and it will be paid off. Therefore, here it is not a matter of means, but of desire and expediency. There are such intentions, and plans are already being drafted— quotes Saldo RIA News.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Marat Khusnullin stressed that the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station needs to be restored, the water supply of the Crimea, as well as the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, depends on it.
On the night of June 6, Ukrainian troops launched a series of attacks on the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, destroying its upper part. As a result, an unregulated discharge of water from the Kakhovka reservoir began and the flooding of the coastal regions of the Kherson region downstream of the Dnieper began. The victims of the flood were 57 people.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the destruction of the hydroelectric power station a barbaric act of the Kyiv regime and noted that this led to a large-scale environmental and humanitarian catastrophe. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Kiev regime blew up the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, as it weakened its positions in the Kherson direction, transferring troops from there to the offensive area.