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Russia Unleashes Biggest Barrage of Strikes on Ukraine Since Invasion | WSJ - Oct 10, 2022 |

Cities throughout Ukraine, including Kyiv, are bombarded after Putin slams Ukraine over Crimea bridge blast

KYIV, Ukraine--Russia carried out waves of strikes on several Ukrainian cities including the capital in the broadest and most intense onslaught since the start of the invasion, after President Vladimir Putin accused Ukraine of a "terrorist attack" on a critical bridge connecting Russia's mainland to the occupied Crimean Peninsula.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said Russia had carried out dozens of strikes using missiles as well as Iranian-made drones to target civilian and power infrastructure. "They want panic and chaos," he said. "They want to destroy our energy system."

Ukraine "under missile attack" as explosions rock Kyiv and other cities | CBS News - Oct 10, 2022 |

Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president's office, said on social media Monday that, "Ukraine is under missile attack. There is information about strikes in many cities of our country."

General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi, Commander-in-Chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, said on Twitter that Russia had launched 75 missiles at Ukraine but that "41 of them were neutralized by our air defence."

Zelenskyy later emerged onto a street in Kyiv to record a selfie video with a message to his people and the world, denouncing Russia for the barrage of missiles which he said had targeted Ukraine's energy infrastructure, and its civilians.

Kiev, Lviv, Karkov, Dnipropetrovsk, Krivoy Rog all report damage to their electricity infrastructure.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 01:06:32 PM EST

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 01:07:28 PM EST
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A struggle continues on our land, the scale of which the world has not seen since the Second World War. We have no right to transfer this war to our children. The enemy must be destroyed here and now. And we can do it. #valeriizaluzhnyi

Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky: The comedian president who is rising to the moment | BBC News - Feb. 26, 2022 |

America's puppet president from a low popularity rating, doing the bidding of domestic and foreign war hawks.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 01:08:18 PM EST
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This cockroach will be squash as confirmation could enhance PL grievances and demands for more boots and nukes.
This item is simply preposterous and utterly consistent with public service media standards.
epravda.com.ua | Ukraine stops exporting electricity
Ukrainian electricity, which we exported after synchronization to the EU, as well as via separate lines to Moldova[, Bulgaria,] and Poland [?!], helped Europe replace Russian gas and supported the stability of the European energy system.
"It was the export of electricity from Ukraine that helped Europe reduce the consumption of Russian energy resources. And that is why Russia is destroying our energy system, killing the very possibility of exporting electricity from Ukraine," said Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko.
by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 04:06:43 PM EST
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From the original statement ...

Ministry of Energy of Ukraine is bij Ministry of Energy of Ukraine.
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⚡️ Ukraine stops exporting electricity due to Russian missile attacks on energy facilities

Russia continues to carry out energy terror against Ukraine, and also increases energy pressure on the European Union.

Ukrainian electricity, which we exported after synchronization to the EU, as well as via separate lines to Moldova and Poland, helped Europe replace Russian gas and supported the stability of the European energy system.

Even after the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant, which has been under Russian occupation for more than 7 months, was stopped, Ukraine fulfilled its obligations to its European partners for electricity export.

But today's missile strikes, which hit the thermal generation and electrical substations, force Ukraine to suspend electricity exports from October 11, 2022, in order to stabilize its own energy system.

💬 "It was the export of electricity from Ukraine that helped Europe reduce the consumption of Russian energy resources. And that is why Russia is destroying our energy system, killing the very possibility of exporting electricity from Ukraine," said Energy Minister Herman Galushchenko.  #energetikaukrainy #energyfront

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 04:35:20 PM EST
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Some pages of 4 days ago were scrubbed ...

Prime Minister: Ukraine can contribute to the energy security of Europe | Government Portal - October 7, 2022 |

The energy challenges facing Europe were discussed by the leaders of the European countries at the meeting of the thematic roundtable Energy, Climate and Economy on the sidelines of the European Political Community in Prague. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal also took part in the event.

According to the Head of the Government, the most important task for today is demilitarization and the return of Ukraine's full control over the Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Denys Shmyhal is convinced that it is vital to send a special EU and UN mission to the ZNPP, the purpose of which will be the demilitarization of the plant and the 30-kilometer zone around it. According to him, russia should be held to account for building up a military presence at the station, shelling nuclear facilities and abducting personnel of the plant.

The Prime Minister emphasized, it is critical to prolong the sanctions pressure on the russian federation, especially pertaining to energy resources, until the russian troops are withdrawn from the internationally recognized borders of Ukraine and until russia pays for all its crimes. In addition, in his opinion, every country in Europe should already work on reducing dependence on russian energy resources.

The Prime Minister assures that Ukraine can contribute to Europe's energy security by providing its underground gas storage facilities. And having complete control over the ZNPP, our state is capable of supplying large volumes of electricity to Europe. Also, Ukraine has significant potential for gas, hydrogen production, and the development of renewable energy sources.

According to the Head of the Government, with the support of international partners, our state can introduce the "green model" in the process of post-war reconstruction. According to him, the rehabilitation of the energy sector of Ukraine after the victory will become the most attractive area for investments into construction and future development of technologies.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 04:39:26 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 05:05:46 PM EST
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Restoration of electricity supply in Lviv Oblast may last more than 24 hours - OVA, 10 Oct comedy
This was announced by the head of Lv*v OVA Maksym Kozytskyi as of 16:12.
"Lvivoblenergo specialists are working to restore power as quickly as possible. But restoration may last more than 24 hours. With this in mind, we ask residents of those settlements that have electricity to use it only for urgent needs.

I ask you to reduce electricity consumption as much as possible from 17:00 to 23:00 - this will help to pass critical loads on our power system.

Try not to use electric heaters, boilers, dishwashers, microwaves -- they belong to the most energy-consuming devices," Kozytskyi wrote.

IEA | Ukraine Real-Time Electricity Data Explorer
archived IEA: price-taker's guide to the galaxy, ENTSO-E synchronization Aug, Ukraine will increase electricity exports to Moldova, Romania Sep

IEA, Ukraine Energy Profile, co-funded by the European Union
pitch books: fuel sources, focus on electricity for export
CIGRE, "Power System of Ukraine" (2019), Slide 17 "[TSO, DSO] Energy exchanges in commercial and physical flows," in particular
Flanders,"Ukrainian Energy Market, Overview of the sector and future projects" (2018), pp 43(regulatory changes) - 45 (market reforms) in particular
Ukrenergo, "Power System of Ukraine: today and tomorrow" (2013 presentation for the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan), Slides 8-10 in particular

by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 05:45:00 PM EST
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yahoo! Insider | People in Poland are burning garbage, and Romania is capping firewood prices as desperation grows amid Europe's energy crisis, 6 Oct, UA energy export sitrep
Residents of a suburb outside Warsaw told Bloomberg that they can smell trash burning everyday now, while some towns are noticing less garbage is being picked up.

"We're seeing a significant drop in garbage collection, especially when it comes to materials than could at least in theory be suitable for burning such as paper, cardboard and packaging," the mayor of one town told Polish media. ...

archived "You must burn everything but tires!" 1 month ago
by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 05:59:47 PM EST
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BBC "live" stream
Posted at 12:3312:33
Ukraine interrupts electricity supplies to EU
The Ukrainian ministry of energy has said it will have to stop supplying electricity to the European Union from tomorrow due to today's missile strikes, which hit thermal generation and electrical substations.

The interruption will help Ukraine stabilise its own energy system, the ministry said in a statement on its website.

Ukraine started exporting power to the European Union on 1 July. At the time, President Volodymir Zelensky said the launching of power transmissions was the start of a process that could help Europe reduce its dependence on Russian hydrocarbons, Reuters reported then.

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by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 06:11:53 PM EST
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A blog note reminded me how quickly the RF built the bridge after Crimea's '14 referendum and how frankly despicable are gov.ua responsibility to protect persons resident ("all nationalities"—UA Constitution) within its sacred, sovereign borders.
Meanwhile, Crimean Parliamentarian Vladimir Konstantinov made a perceptive remark about the very nature of the Kiev regime and the "Ukrainian vandals" who committed this act: "In the entire 23 years [of Ukrainian rule over Crimea], their government has not been able to build one single thing on this pensinsula. And now they have succeeded in destroying a highway lane on the bridge. Breaking and destroying things -- that's the only thing they are capable of. Let them take pride in that."
yes, 1991-2014, compounded by this vindictive, man-made disaster purportedly a violation of some charter or the other...before 24 Feb 2022.
In 2014, in response to the ["]annexation["] of Crimea, Kyiv decided to cut off the water supply to the peninsula. Chronic water shortages have been an acute problem ever since.

Crimea has always depended on the water supply from the mainland. The 400-kilometer-long [!] North Crimean Canal (NCC) carried water from Ukraine's biggest river, Dnipro, to the peninsula. Before the occupation, the canal provided 85% of drinkable water to Crimea.
Impact on civilians

Without water from the mainland, Crimea has to rely on its own water resources to support the local population. The peninsula has 23 reservoirs, with 15 in-stream and 8 off-stream reservoirs. The latter used to receive water from the North Crimean Canal. Now they are filled with water from rivers and wells. While the local water resources are limited, for the last six years they provided enough water to meet the needs of the local population.

However, without a stable water supply from the mainland, the peninsula and its water resources are heavily affected by weather conditions. In 2018, after a severe drought, one of the largest rivers of Crimea, the Biyuk-Karasu, dried up. This year, due to a second consecutive winter with low snowfall, several reservoirs supplying water to the major cities on the peninsula stand almost empty.....

US News Reuters | Russian Forces Unblock Water Flow for Canal to Annexed Crimea, Moscow Says, 24 Feb 2022 short shrift
by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 04:52:48 PM EST
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This Bloomberg article would be funny were it not buried by a pay wall and years of Ukraine's "investment" priorities.
Crimea's Water Crisis Is an Impossible Problem for Putin, 19 Mar 2021
President Vladimir Putin's Black Sea gem looks increasingly like a millstone.
Sanctions-inflated prices, high even after a $3.7 billion bridge over the Kerch Strait linked the territory to Russia, have meanwhile eaten away at pension and salary increases. Opinion polls are hard to come by, but anecdotal evidence reveals building frustration.

The need to pour even more cash into Crimea means Russians elsewhere may lose out.
Water isn't the only struggle, but it's been the toughest to resolve, especially since winning the return of Crimea remains a priority for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensk*. Last month, the Simferopol reservoir was 7% full. Without water from the Dnieper River, Crimea's arable land has shrunk, from 130,000 hectares in 2013 -- already a fraction of Soviet-era levels -- to 14,000 in 2017. Thirsty crops like rice have shriveled. ...

by Cat on Mon Oct 10th, 2022 at 05:07:23 PM EST
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