Today the Dniepro river dam at Kakhovka was breached. It is not obvious which side is responsible. While the Ukrainina side blames the Russians, the Russian side, obviously, blames the Ukrainians. So far the arguments I have heard for the Russian position are
- a comment that Ukraine had shelled the area at the dam before,
- allegation that Ukraine wants to harm the Russian-held Crimea, as part of it is supplied with water from the reservoir.
What other possible reasons are there, and what have commentators and politicians on the Russian side told so far about the alleged reasons of Ukraine blowing up the dam?
The reason I am asking this question is a very personal deficit. I am able to read media in English and German, but not in Russian. In order to build an opinion, I'd like to understand and compare the arguments of both sides. But what I find so far is that the media I read take a lot of time to cite pro-Ukrainian positions, while the Russian arguments seem to show up in quite short sentences.
This lead me to ask you if there were arguments offered that were missing in my personal selection of media, or that did not appear to me while thinking about it. There is a one-sidedness to my question in that I feel I have heard sufficiently from one side, but not the other.
But please, do not take this as promoting a certain view of events. Evaluating the arguments should not be done here.