DAM BREACH: Ukraine evacuates 17,000 people from flooded areas

Kyiv on Tuesday said it is evacuating over 17,000 people from flooded areas following the partial destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine.

Ukraine accused Russian forces of blowing up the major hydroelectric dam, which represents a significant resource for the wider region by supplying water to a host of communities and Europe’s largest nuclear power station at Zaporizhzhia. Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the war in Ukraine. All times are Paris time (GMT+2).

EU ready to provide ‘necessary assistance’ and ‘humanitarian aid’ to Ukraine

The European Union has offered Ukraine assistance in dealing with the fallout of damage to a massive dam, which has sent a deluge of water through dozens of villages, Kyiv said Tuesday.

“The EU is ready to provide necessary assistance and humanitarian aid to mitigate the consequences of this Russia-made disaster,” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba wrote on Twitter after a conversation with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell.