Ukraine dam: Maps and before and after images reveal the scale of the disaster
The scale of the floods brought about by the destruction of a huge dam in the Russian-controlled area of southern Ukraine on Tuesday is starting to become clear.
Satellite pictures show how much water has spread downriver from the Kakhovka dam – although flood waters may not yet have peaked in the city of Kherson about 75km (45 miles) to the west.
The dam is close to the city of Nova Kakhovka, in the Kherson district, and keeps down a reservoir that is so huge locals call it the Kakhovka Sea – because you cannot see the opposite bank in certain places.
Images from Nova Kakhovka on Tuesday showed buildings surrounded by floodwaters hours after the dam was destroyed.
It is unclear when exactly the dam was first damaged or how it happened, but satellite images suggest its condition had deteriorated over a number of days.
A road across the dam can be seen to be badly damaged from 2 June, but there did not seem to be a change to the flow of the water until 6 June when the breach of the wall and collapse of nearby buildings can be clearly seen.