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Here links to various previous blog entries the topic the breaching of dams and dikes as a weapon of war. An ancient and venerable practice and as relevant to most recent events the Ukraine Conflict:
From that period of the Islamic State [ISIL] insurgency:
From that period of the Saddam insurgency in the aftermath of Gulf War Two:
Further and in historical context the Yellow River flood, 1938-47:
"In June 1938, Chinese Nationalist armies under the command of Chiang Kai-shek breached the Yellow River’s dikes at Huayuankou in Henan province in a desperate attempt to block a Japanese military advance . . . Perhaps the single most environmentally damaging act of warfare in world history . . . Between 1938 and 1947, this disaster killed more than 800,000 people in Henan, Anhui, and Jiangsu and displaced nearly four million."
And the culprit the Dneiper river flooding is? We might never know with any degree of certainty?