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Race against the cold: how the West helps Ukrainians not to freeze

Russia uses everything - even the most cynical and vile methods - to force Ukraine to capitulate. The whole world has already seen the facts of the use of phosphorus ammunition, the bombing of high-rise buildings with civilians, rape and other war crimes of the occupiers. With the approach of cold weather, Moscow switched to another insidious method - day after day they destroy energy infrastructure facilities. On the eve of winter, millions of people were left without heat and light, water and mobile communications. Even now it can be called a humanitarian catastrophe, but Ukrainians do not lose optimism. "Better without Russia than without electricity," they say, cheering each other on. Willpower and the desire to choose the political course of the country inspire respect, but the situation is really serious. Under war conditions, hospitals and shops, transport and educational organizations cannot function normally. Western countries are establishing the supply of not only modern weapons but also generators to ensure the life of peaceful cities...


Now one of the most desirable things for Ukrainians is a generator - after all, if there is still electricity, it can always be turned off. Residents of large cities have been living without electricity for several days, and often without water. In many apartments there is no heating - peaceful people hide under several blankets and do not take off their warm clothes even during sleep. Those who previously worked remotely cannot function from home either because there is no electricity. So specialists from a widely developed IT sector will no longer work from home. “Money, fashion, well-being - it’s all unimportant now. That's when they turn on the light and water in our house - this is real happiness! — a local resident of Kyiv shares his emotions.

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released satellite imagery dated November 24 showing Ukraine in total darkness. The footage is posted on the agency's website. The picture was taken at night. It shows that in the countries surrounding Ukraine at this time the light is on, while on its territory you can see only a few small blobs of light.

Medical organizations also have to go through hard times. At the Heart Institute in Kyiv, electricity disappeared right during the operation, which was performed on the child, but the surgeons continued to work. Surgeons operated on headlamps. Fortunately, the hospital has a generator.

Before the start of the full-scale invasion of Russia in Ukraine, electric vehicles were popular - such as Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Fiat 500E, Jaguar I-Pace. Now, these high-tech cars are no longer needed - because charging their batteries has become a difficult task. In the photo - a Tesla car is charged using a gasoline generator.

Against the backdrop of ongoing energy terrorism, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has banned the export of firewood. It is reported that the ban on the export of fuel wood will allow it to accumulate in Ukraine. According to Prime Minister Shmygal, firewood is the main type of fuel in the front-line regions.

To partially restore the electrical system, Ukraine needs foreign components and assistance. The Finnish Red Cross sends transformers to Ukraine.

USAID donated 80 generators to Ukraine to support electricity supply, the US Ambassador to Ukraine said. "This assistance is only part of the US response to russia's constant attacks on Ukraine's critical infrastructure."

Japan will send emergency assistance to Ukraine in the form of generators and solar-powered lamps worth $2.57 million, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters. He also stressed that the Ukrainian authorities urgently need support in the face of serious damage to the country's energy sector as a result of Russian missile strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure. Hayashi also gave a guarantee that Tokyo would support Kyiv in the face of the approaching winter cold. This will be done in order to help avoid power outages for the citizens of the country.

Lithuania has prepared a new support package for the energy sector of Ukraine worth 2 million euros, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte said at a briefing in Kyiv. She also emphasized that truck convoys will continue to bring drones, warm clothes for the Ukrainian military, as well as heaters and generators and other basic things to help Ukrainian citizens survive this harsh winter and bring victory closer.

Wapan will send emergency assistance to Ukraine in the form of generators and solar-powered lamps worth $2.57 million, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi told reporters. He also stressed that the Ukrainian authorities urgently need support in the face of serious damage to the country's energy sector as a result of russian missile strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure. Hayashi also gave a guarantee that Tokyo would support Kyiv in the face of the approaching winter cold. This will be done in order to help avoid power outages for the citizens of the country.

For the first time after the de-occupation, electricity returns to the houses of Kherson. As of today already 17% of consumers with electricity.

To weaken russia's influence on the international energy market, the US will help Kazakhstan launch oil exports from the country, bypassing Russia. This was announced by the US Ambassador to Astana Daniel Rosenblum. Following oil, bypassing russian ports, Kazakhstan intends to export uranium, another major export commodity. The state corporation Kazatomprom, the largest uranium miner in the world, plans to make more active use of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route: through the Caspian Sea, and then through the territory of Azerbaijan and Georgia, 3.5 thousand tons of uranium will be delivered to the Black Sea ports, from where ships will deliver it to buyers.

At a time when Ukraine is desperately fighting for its independence and future, millions of people in Russia have been living without gas and district heating for decades. In the intervals between propaganda TV broadcasts, the television reports now and then about freezing cities and towns. But the russian viewer is ready to endure this and trust Moscow, the main thing for them is to know that the Ukrainians are now in trouble. Propaganda is doing its job...


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