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Ukraine dam sabotage: not enough evidence to speculate

Ukraine dam sabotage: not enough evidence to speculate

Ian Bremmer shares his insights on global politics this week on World In :60.

Is the destruction of the dam in Ukraine Nord Stream 2 all over again?

We don't know, and I would wait until we have some evidence before we announce who's behind this. It's not going to make much of a difference for the Ukrainian counteroffensive, this is not where the land bridge is most easily broken. So that's probably not an impact. It's also going to affect both a lot of Ukrainians and a lot of Russians on the ground. Maybe the biggest catastrophe is for Russians if they lose all of the access to fresh water for Crimea. So maybe you'd say the Ukrainians had more reason to do it, but if the Russians felt like they were like in desperate shape, it's possible they'd sabotage. I don't have a strong view here and I think we should wait till we have some evidence, kind of like we needed to on Nord Stream.

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