The UN Office for Human Rights cannot yet assess whether the blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station by the Russians is a war crime.
This was stated by the representative of the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Jeremy Lawrence, reports RBC-Ukraine with reference to Handelsblatt.
"Since the circumstances of the incident remain unclear, it is premature to consider whether a war crime could have been committed," he said, commenting on the destruction of the dam in the Kherson region.
He also noted that he reiterates the call for an independent, thorough and transparent investigation into the incident. According to Lawrence, all requests to visit the territories of Ukraine under Russian occupation were rejected.
Undermining Kakhovskaya HPP
We will remind, on the night of June 6, the Russian occupiers used mines to blow up the Kakhovskaya HPP, which destroyed the dam. After that, a number of settlements in the Kherson region began to be flooded.
It is already known that at least nine people died as a result of the incident in the temporarily occupied Oleshki.
Russian propaganda began to accuse Ukraine of allegedly destroying the dam as a result of a missile attack. But this version has already been refuted by engineering experts. They claim that only a powerful detonation from the inside could cause such consequences.