In October 2022, in an interview with Western journalists, the Secretary of the NSDC, Oleksiy Danilov, talked about the consequences of blowing up the Kakhovka HPP.
In particular, he said that in the event of Russian troops blowing up the HPP, the temporarily occupied Crimea will remain without a water supply for 10-15 years.
"We will have to wait and see, but if they do blow up [Kakhovka HPP - ed.], then the idea of water supply in Crimea will disappear for 10-15 years, or maybe forever. Then the question arises, why do they need Crimea if they are going to leave it without water," said Danilov.
As the Glavkompublication writes, blowing up the hydroelectric power plant is actually a doom for the Russians, because the left bank of the Kherson Oblast on the Dnipro is lower downstream than the right. That is, it will flood, first of all, the occupied territories.