Saturday 24th of February 2024

back to the treadmill......

Ukrainian lawmaker Sergey Grivko has suggested using the country’s prison population as a source of electricity. According to the MP from the ruling Servant of the People party, inmates could use bicycle generators in exchange for shortened jail terms.   

In a Facebook post, Grivko revealed that he had “one of my creative bills registered” for consideration by the country’s parliament, TASS reported on Tuesday. He explained that he was aiming to “motivate 50,000 inmates to generate electricity with the help of bicycle generators.”   

The lawmaker suggested rewarding prisoners by shortening their terms by one month each year.    

The unconventional plan would prove to Ukrainian society that alternative ways exist of “filling the country’s power grid,” he claimed. Grivko also suggested that gyms could double up as power generation facilities.   

Last month, the head of the Ukrainian national power company Ukrenergo, Vladimir Kudritsky, warned that it would be impossible to repair all the facilities damaged during the conflict with Russia before the advent of cold weather. He estimated that anywhere between a third and a half of the country's generation facilities have been destroyed by Russian strikes.   

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The Ukrainian media has quoted energy sector representatives as predicting massive power outages in the coming winter, even in the absence of renewed strikes by Moscow. They have cited the nation’s already battered grid, which will be entering the cold season in much worse shape than last year.




on the war front....



Ukraine intensifies attacks on Crimea

At least one Ukrainian missile has struck the headquarters of Russia’s Black Sea navy in the Crimean port of Sevastopol, and a major cyber attack has interrupted internet services on the peninsula, Russian-installed officials said.

Russia’s defence ministry said one serviceman was missing after the attack, revising its earlier statement that the man had been killed.

Ukraine’s military confirmed it had attacked the Russian Black Sea fleet’s headquarters, but gave few details.


“On September 22 close to 12:00 (local time) Ukraine’s defence forces successfully struck the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea fleet command in the temporarily occupied Sevastopol,” it said on the Telegram messaging app.

The Russian-installed governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev, said the attack had caused a fire and people were being urged to avoid the city centre where the navy building is located, with firefighters working and some roads closed.

Razvozhayev said there were no civilian casualties or damage to civilian infrastructure in his report on the incident on Telegram.





While the frontlines in Ukraine are inflamed by positional battles, the warring sides are increasing exchanges of missile and drone strikes, in which Russia has an indisputable advantage.

The night of September 21 marked one of the most massive attacks by Russian drones and missiles across Ukraine in recent months. As a result of the heavy damage to the Ukrainian military-industrial and energy facilities, electricity supplies were interrupted in 5 regions. Various sources confirmed destruction of NATO cargo, military bases, maintenance and repair workshops and air defense batteries.

At least two strikes were recorded in Rivne, where part of the region was left without electricity. In Cherkasy, one of the strikes damaged the building of the Central Hotel, used to house foreign mercenaries and Ukrainian servicemen. An unnamed industrial facility in Drohobych was hit in the Lviv region. Explosions were also reported at various warehouses throughout the region. Explosions thundered loudly in the capital of Ukraine. As a result of the attack, the industrial zone of the local radio factory was hit. Power outages in the region and damage to warehouses with military equipment were reported. At least two missiles struck the Kharkiv region, where production facilities used by the Ukrainian military were destroyed. This time, the target was the Malyshev plant used for manufacture and repair of Ukrainian armored vehicles and tanks. These are just some of the targets whose damage Kiev failed to hide. Numerous explosions also thundered in the Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk regions as well areas close to the frontlines.

On the night of September 22, the Russian military continued the destruction of Ukrainian port infrastructure. Several explosions again thundered in the Odessa region.

In its turn, the Ukrainian military continues to attempt massive strikes on Russian rear areas. Although some missiles and drones are reaching their targets, the effect of Ukrainian attacks is not comparable to the damage that Ukraine is suffering from the massive Russian strikes.