Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets stated that the destruction of the Irpin Dam caused enormous damage to the environment and settlements.
The head of the Ministry of Environment wrote about it on the page on facebook.
According to the Minister, the fighting in the Kyiv region in February destroyed the Irpin Dam, which led to the release of more than 117.5 million cubic meters of water from the Kyiv Reservoir, which reached the protective massif.
Dwelling houses, forests and meadows in the floodplain of the Irpin River were flooded. As of today, the consequences of the disaster have been partially overcome.
Strilets noted that the amount of losses due to Russian military aggression in this direction is almost 27.4 million hryvnias.
"They came to our land and did not achieve their goals, leaving behind a real natural disaster. I suspect the occupiers did not know where the catchphrase" after us - at least the flood "comes from.
In 1757, during the Seven Years' War, the Prussian army defeated the French army near the Saxon settlement of Rosbach. When King Louis XV of France was told of the devastating defeat of his army, a friend of the monarch, the Marquis de Pompadour, reassured him with the phrase "after us - at least the flood." This phrase is often used to describe the short-sighted authoritarian policy of the ruler," the minister said.
Before EcoPolitics reported that as a result of destruction of the Irpin dam, which separated the river Irpin from the Kyiv reservoir, the water flooded the floodplain more than 20 kilometers upstream.