The wider Ukrainian war effort may be significantly impacted by the breach of the dam.
In London Russia controls a section of a strategically important Ukrainian dam .
And hydroelectric power plant, and both Russia and Ukraine are blaming each other for the breach.
A deluge of water could be seen bursting through the Nova Kakhovka dam.
Which was constructed in 1956 and spans the enormous Dnipro river in southern Ukraine, overnight at around 2 a.m. local time.
The dam had previously been able to hold back more than 18 cubic kilometers of water,.
A breach in the dam could have a significant effect on Russia's and Ukraine's overall war effort.