By striking the dam in Krivoy Rog, the Russian Federation wanted not only to damage the infrastructure, but also to slow down the offensive of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson region. Alexey Arestovich, adviser to the Presidential Administration, stated this.
He noted that the actions of the Russian military speak of a crisis in the group on the right bank of the Dnieper in the Kherson region.
“Today they hit the dam in Krivoy Rog, waiting for a wave to go along Ingulets and wash away our pontoons, our crossings, which our troops use to operate in this theater. This is a sign that a crisis is gradually building up there on the right bank,” Arestovich said.
- On September 14, Russia fired eight missiles at a dam in Krivoy Rog. In social networks, local residents posted a video of how the water level in the Ingulets River began to rise.
- On September 15, the head of the State Administration of Krivoy Rog, Alexander Vilkul, reported that the water level in Krivoy Rog began to fall.