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Thursday, 26 October 2017

26 October 2017. No Comment Necessary… Kiev Freezes… The USA and Its Puppet Junta Don’t Give a Good Goddamn

“Those Moskals (Russians) aren’t freezing!”


Cold radiators forced Kiev residents to clog the lines of municipal call centre 15-51. Many called to ask when the authorities will turn on the heating system. Others called to complain. On 24 October, this paralysed the call centre. A call centre representative said:

In the last hour, more than a thousand calls came in. Therefore, to reduce the time people spend on hold, we’ve attached other specialists from our centre to assist our operators. Without exception, all houses in Kiev will have heat by the end of the week.

Kiev residents can also leave messages for the centre by using the mobile app KGGA 1551.

25 October 2017

GK Gorod Kiev


Kiev has a centralised heating system. Earlier, before the Maidan coup, the authorities always turned on the system in accordance with a schedule on 15 October, when average temperatures usually are about 8 degrees (47 degrees Fahrenheit). Right now, evening temperatures in Kiev are below zero (32 degrees Fahrenheit). Kiev residents freeze in their unheated apartments. Most residential heat in Kiev comes from coal-burning thermal power stations. After the régime blockaded the Donbass, it no longer had access to coal from the Republics. In order to please its American masters, Kiev bought Pennsylvania coal, but it’s expensive, so municipal authorities have to economise. As a result, the radiators in schools, kindergartens, and homes are still cold, although officials declared the start of the heating season, stating that people will have to pay higher utility prices.

Truth About the Situation in the Ukraine



Thursday, 23 March 2017

Rolling Blackouts Announced in Seven Ukrainian Oblasts


On 22 March 2017, Ukrenergo announced rolling electrical blackouts in seven Ukrainian oblasts. If alternative supplies of coal don’t materialise soon, the Ukraine will begin earlier-announced major electrical blackouts. Today, Ukrenergo Acting Director Vsevolod Kovalchuk told journalists in Kiev:

If new coal supplies aren’t forthcoming, we may have to implement the plan we spoke of in February [serious limitation of energy consumption: Aleksei Zhuravko]. At present, the power stations are working normally, based on coal reserved stockpiled prior to the blockade. We can manage until the early spring due to conservation measures at coal-powered power stations [that is, power blackouts and brownouts: editor].

Previously, media reports stated that power blackouts in case of a negative scenario would occur in seven oblasts… Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Kiev, Chernigov, Zaporozhye, Sumy, and Cherkassy. Governmental authorities in these areas are responsible for organising ad hoc departments to deal with this emergency in the power sector. Yesterday, Ukrainian Prime Minister Groysman stated that the Ukraine is exploring the possibility of buying coal in the USA, Australia, and South Africa. Because of the trade embargo with the LNR and DNR, coal reserves at Ukrainian power stations are close to zero. Previously, Groysman stated that the Donbass blockade would cause the loss to the Ukrainian state budget of 3.5 billion USD (201.43 billion Roubles. 24.11 billion Renminbi. 229.2 billion INR. 4.67 billion CAD. 4.6 billion AUD. 3.25 billion Euros. 2.8 billion UK Pounds) and idle 75,000 workers. The State National Commission for Energy and Utility Regulation will increase the wholesale market price for electricity by 1 percent, instead of the previously-announced decline of 5.8 percent, due to cost increases mandated by the purchase of imported coal.

22 March 2017

Aleksei Zhuravko


Sunday, 19 February 2017

“Deadlock”: Donbass Blockade Risks Plunging the Ukraine into Energy Collapse

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On Friday, Ukrainian President P A Poroshenko enacted a decree earlier adopted by the National Security and Defence Council on diversification of coal supply sources and creating reserves of power generating coal. In addition, the Council also decided to tighten control over the products’ movement in the Donbass region. It mandated that the government develop measures to neutralise threats to Ukrainian energy security and imposing a ban on anthracite exports from Ukraine. It also puts the government in charge of rebuilding transportation infrastructure damaged during the military operation in the Donbass.

In late December 2016, a so-called Ukrainian “volunteer fighters group” declared a trade and economic blockade of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Lugansk People’s Republic (LNR). According to the group, any trade operations with the LNR or DNR are illegal. The blockade resulted in disruptions in anthracite shipments from the Donbass Peoples Republics and forced the Ukraine to introduce a state of emergency in the energy sector. On Monday, Energy Minister I S Nasalik said that the country’s reserves of coal for energy-generating power plants might dry up in 45 days if they don’t lift the blockade. Russian journalist and industrial expert Leonid Khazanov emphasised:

The measures Kiev is taking are insufficient to resolve the energy conundrum. The Ukraine is risking plunging into an energy catastrophe, with everything that implies for its people and the Ukrainian industrial sector. However, if [the government] wanted to fight radicals they would’ve taken real measures, not just a decree. It seems that President Poroshenko has no control over the situation on the railways or he fears an escalation. Kiev could compensate for the coal shortage with supplies from Russia and other countries. However, the Ukraine lacks financial resources and the West is unlikely to come to its help in this situation. The question now is where to buy coal. One option is to buy supplies from Russia. Other variants include other foreign markets, but they’re more expensive than shipments from the Donbass or Russia. If the Ukraine decides to find other foreign suppliers, not all of them would agree to work with Kiev due to its financial difficulties. The Ukraine doesn’t have the money to afford such shipments. They could ask for help from the IMF or the USA. However, I don’t think they would give them the money. Western politicians are pragmatic. What can Poroshenko give them in exchange? His loyalty [to the West] isn’t enough. The situation in the Ukrainian energy sector is in deadlock. Maybe Kiev should initiate dialogue with the Donbass or ask help from Russia, but Kiev-Moscow ties are very tense now. As I see it, the Ukraine is nearly at a standstill.

19 February 2017

Sputnik International


Saturday, 28 November 2015

Ukrainian Coal Reserves are Less than 50 Percent of the Normal Amount

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Because of uncertainties in my work life, I haven’t posted as much on the Peoples Republics as in the past. I intend to resume such, trying to do a story a day on these brave Orthodox socialist states facing down the rightwing Uniate klepto-junta in Kiev. There’s a stark dichotomy here… communal and God-pleasing Orthodox socialism on the one side… selfish and demonic Uniate crapitalist imposture on the other. There is NO doubt about where Orthodox people should stand…

Life IS returning to normal in the Peoples Republics; life is falling into the abyss in junta-misruled Banderstan. Let God see and judge…



Eduard Polyakov, Head of the Department of Industrial Development Strategy for the Head of the DNR Government, told us:

The statements of the Ukrainian authorities that they have enough coal stocks in their warehouses are nothing more than PR ploys. According to our information, now, Ukrainian warehouses hold a little more than 2 million tonnes of coal reserves. Typically, at this time of the year, the normal amount of coal in storage is 4.5 million tonnes. Because of this, the Ukrainians will have to slash electrical and heat output. The price of electricity in the Ukraine is more than 30 percent higher than it is in the DNR, even though Kiev has some of the cheapest costs in the world for nuclear power generation, and hydropower makes up about 10 to 15 percent of their power grid. Yet, their energy rates are higher than ours are. According to our sources, at first, the embargo on supplying coal to the Ukraine will last for two weeks. This is a reaction to Kiev’s decision to postpone payments for coal deliveries. The embargo began this week; our source didn’t give an exact date.

In addition, DNR Head of Government A V Zakharchenko put another condition to resume coal shipments to the junta… it must restore Crimea’s power supply. A few hours later, Ukrainian Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Vladimir Demchishin told reporters that the Ukraine needed to repair at least one of the power lines to the Crimea to end the coal embargo.

28 November 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency


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