The Kakhovka Floods: Impacts on the War in Ukraine, the Black Sea, and Beyond

June 13, 2023 at 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Virtual Event

Event Overview

Understanding the military, humanitarian, economic, and environmental impact of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam.

On Tuesday, June 6th, the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was destroyed, leading to extreme flooding in nearby areas. Around 600 square kilometers of land in the region are now under water, and more than 4,000 people have reportedly been evacuated. What does this mean for Ukraine’s counteroffensive and the next major phase of the war? How have other Black Sea nations been affected by the flooding, and how does this impact Black Sea security at large? What are the longer-term humanitarian, economic, and environmental impacts of this disaster?


Olya Korbut, Democracy Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis 

Hanna Shelest, Senior Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis 

Kurt Volker, Distinguished Fellow, Center for European Policy Analysis 

Moderated by:  

Sam Greene, Director, Democratic Resilience, Center for European Policy Analysis


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