Kremlin Denies Fault, Blames Kyiv for Kakhovka Dam Explosion

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The Kremlin denied any fault for the Kakhovka dam explosion on Tuesday that caused torrential flooding in areas of the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson.  Blame was squarely pointed at Kyiv by the Kremlin. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said, “This is a deliberate sabotage by the Ukrainian side. This sabotage could potentially cause very serious consequences for several tens of thousands of residents of the region, ecological consequences [and] consequences of a different nature which have yet to be established.”  Peskov insists that Kyiv was “pursuing the goal of depriving Crimea of water” to eventually oust Russian forces that have occupied the peninsula since 2014.