Belarus to be first to suffer from diverting Dnieper's course
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It will also hit Russia's Smolensk region in the long term.
Damming the Dnieper River won't hurt Ukraine, TSN cites scientists. Ukrainian reservoirs receive enough water from many tributaries of the main artery.
Belarus will be the first to suffer from this step. Russia's Smolensk region will be hurt in the long term, but nature's laws will finally win and the Dnieper's waters will return to Ukraine.
“It's not a threat to Ukraine, but Russia may face huge problems, because Smolensk region is an area with excessive humidity,” scientists say.
Yesterday, Russian MP Zhirinovsky, outraged by cutting water supplies to Crimea, threatened to divert the Dnieper River around Ukraine. The governor of Smolensk region already said Moscow scientists were working on the issue.
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