Kakhovka dam bombing reenactment of Nord Stream scenario: DPRK expert
A North Korean researcher says the destruction of the Kakhovka dam is "cooked up by the US and Ukraine in cahoots to shift the responsibility for humanitarian disaster onto Russia."
A DPRK researcher considered that the demolition of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant is a reenactment of the Nord Stream scenario, pointing out that the masterminds of the present humanitarian disaster are the United States and Ukraine, which are attempting to transfer blame to Russia.
On June 6, the Kakhovka dam in southwest Russia was blown by shelling unleashing a flood of water across the war zone.
"It is obvious who was interested in the recent humanitarian disaster, given Ukraine's nefarious plot to try to label Russia a war criminal by all means, and Russia's intention to regulate the intensity of the military operation to prevent damage to civilians as much as possible," O Song-jin, a researcher at the DPRK's Institute of International Studies, pointed out in an article cited by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Friday.
The expert explained that the destruction of the Kakhovka dam is "nothing but another farce and the second 'Nord Stream' case cooked up by the US and Ukraine in cahoots to shift the responsibility for humanitarian disaster onto Russia and create a political and military environment favorable for the so-called counteroffensive operation of Ukraine."
O warned that the consequences of the demolition of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant might lead to global grain price increases.
All the facts show that "[Ukrainian President Vladimir] Zelensky’s clique is a gang of thugs who do not hesitate to sacrifice peaceful citizens to prolonging their own political life," the DPRK researcher considered in his article.
"Zelensky's clique, which has led the country and the nation to war under the patronage of outside forces, will meet its end in the 'Noahchian Flood’," he added.
O said the US and Western media were promoting "absurd rumors" that Russia bombed the hydroelectric station to hinder a Ukrainian military offensive.
"As for the Ukrainian counteroffensive, about which the Kiev clique speaks so loudly, it is not significant enough to make Russia go as far as undermining its own dam," he stressed.
Elsewhere, O said Ukrainian forces had launched a major offensive but were losing "thousands of soldiers, dozens of tanks and armored vehicles and other equipment but is still far from breaking through" the defenses of the Russian forces.
A couple of days ago, the Russian-appointed Mayor of Nova-Kakhovka, Vladimir Leontyev, revealed that seven locals were reported to be missing after the destruction of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.
Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov described the bombing of the Kakhovka dam as an act of purposeful sabotage by Ukrainian troops, emphasizing that Ukraine should carry full responsibility for the repercussions.