Fury from fishermen: worst Ukrainian ecological catastrophe since Chernobyl after dam breach
The decision to breach the dam along the Dnipro River has deep personal consequences, and hardens the hearts of those Ukrainians who have been casting lines in the river their whole lives.
The pungent smell of fish fills the air as we approach the banks of the waterway that is on every Ukrainian’s mind this week. Here’s what it sounds like:
Serhii Sheptyuk has, like many residents along the Dnipro River, put a bucket on the shoreline to track how fast the waterline is receding.
“This is the first time in my life I’ve seen something like th…