US intelligence is “leaning towards” Moscow being behind the attack on a dam in a Russian-controlled part of southern Ukraine, NBC News reports.
The Biden administration is working to declassify some of its intelligence and share it – with a motive still being assessed, NBC adds.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy described the bursting of the Nova Kakhovka dam as “an environmental bomb of mass destruction” and said only liberating the entire country could guarantee protection against new “terrorist” acts.
“Such deliberate destruction by the Russian occupiers and other structures of the hydroelectric power station is an
environmental bomb of mass destruction,” Mr Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.
He said the destruction of the dam would “not stop Ukraine and Ukrainians. We will still liberate all our land”.
“Only the complete liberation of Ukrainian land from the Russian occupiers will guarantee that there will be no more such terrorist attacks.”