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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 07:58 PM

Before-and-after satellite images show profound toll of Ukraine dam collapse



KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) Before-and-after images of the area downstream from a dam that collapsed Tuesday vividly show the extent of the devastation of a large, flooded swathe of southern Ukraine.

Before the Kakhovka dam on the Dnieper River broke, farm fields appear green and crossed by peaceful streets and farm roads and dotted with trees. Afterward, only metal roofs and treetops poke above the murky water. Greenhouses and homes are almost entirely submerged.

The pre-collapse satellite photos were taken in May and early June. Photos of the same area taken after the dam collapsed clearly show how much of it has become unlivable. Brown water as high as people covers much of the territory captured in the images.

This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows granary in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine on June 5, 2023. (Satellite image 2023 Maxar Technologies via AP)

This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows granary in Nova Kakhovka, Ukraine on June 7, 2023. (Satellite image 2023 Maxar Technologies via AP)

Paired with exclusive drone footage of the Ukrainian dam and surrounding villages occupied by Russia, the before-and-after satellite images illustrate the profound changes wrought by the disaster.

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This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows Oleshky, Ukraine on May 15, 2023. (Satellite image 2023 Maxar Technologies via AP]

This image provided by Maxar Technologies, shows Oleshky, on June 7, 2023. (Satellite image 2023 Maxar Technologies via AP)

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https://apnews.com/article/ukraine-russia-dam-collapse-before-after-photos-b504eb2ce21e2c30cbcf902fbd718b71



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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 08:02 PM

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Fri Jun 9, 2023, 08:43 PM

2. What worries me is if they are willing to do this I feel if things don't go their way in the future

they will stick a tactical nuke in the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant and blow the whole thing up and blame Ukraine and NATO. That would suck.

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Sat Jun 10, 2023, 05:12 AM

3. Nuclear weapons and power plants are terrorist's wet dreams.

Blandly sitting, performing their engineered functions while people go about their lives in their shadows.

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