FROM “HEAVENLY HUNDRED” TO “UNWASHED MILLION” IN ONLY 4 YEARS – THAT’S UKROP “PROGRESS”
Bathing in Kiev has become “problematic” for 1 million citizens of Kiev. The problem? No hot water. Since early May.
The administration says not to worry, they’ll turn it back on. In October. So they say.
Until then, 1 million citizens of the capitol city of a “European” nation take cold showers, or they heat up some water on the stove. Or go without. A month ago Ukraine mass media published an excellent article on “How To Cope With Bathing”. For the next 6 months. As we say in Russian, “Klacc…”
In Donetsk, every summer, for two weeks (not six months) they turn off the hot water. Upscale pads, apartments or houses, usually have their own hot water heaters, but in the big apartment blocks in the city or the suburbs where us regular folks live, the city provides the hot water for a set fee. And they turn it off every year for two weeks in June or July for maintenance. Two weeks is tough, but tolerable. You heat up a few big pots of water on the stove, or go cold. Or maybe even skip a day. But only for two weeks. But for six months, I think that would start getting real old, real fast. In only four years, Kiev went from the “Heavenly Hundred” to the “Unwashed Million”. Some progress! I bet they yell “Slava Ukraine” every time that cold water hits ’em.
In other water related news (I mean “Russian propaganda”) reported by mainstream Ukrainian media – On 9 July, this year, Interfax Ukraine News Agency published an article with the following headline –
And by “could”, they mean “will”, and by “drinking water”, they mean “not dangerous to drink”. Which it soon will be. Not just in Kiev, in Ukraine. The reason both hot water and now clean water are shut down? Kiev junta not paying its bills. For the gas to heat the water, they already owe $150 million, which they’ll have to pay off before the gas gets turned back on. And I wonder where that $150 million went. Hmmm…
As for the chlorine to clean the water to make it safe enough to drink, I haven’t found an exact dollar amount of the debt, but the Dneproazot chlorine plant shut down a month ago, and is out of stock, in spite of increasing the price of chlorine for water service companies 300% over the last year. I guess as long as Ukrops are heating up some water on the stove to bathe with, they might as well go ahead and let it boil so it will probably be safe to drink. Even though the price of cooking gas has gone up 400% in the last few years. And if the gas gets cut off, they can always heat water on a campfire in the courtyard, like they do in Mogadishu. And again, this is not just the million in Kiev without hot water, this is everybody in Ukraine without safe drinking water. Nation-wide.
Except for Donbass and Crimea, of course. Because we aren’t in Ukraine. The hot water’s hot and the cold water’s clean here. I took a nice warm bath tonight, in nice clean water. And sure, we mostly drink spring water here, but I wouldn’t be scared to drink a glass right out of the tap here in Donetsk. I’ve done it before, no ill effect. I doubt it’d be the same in Ukraine. Because while cold showers and unwashed millions might be the road to “European Aspirations”, nothing quite says “Third World Shit hole” like a nice little cholera outbreak. Again.
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Yes, Mariupol, under the tender care of Azov nazis and the ukrop government, is experiencing another cholera outbreak. But don’t worry, Her Majesty has dispatched a special squad of British soldiers to help prevent the disease from spreading, at least among Azov nazis and Ukraine Army soldiers, if not the general population, And, no, not among the general population, just the nazis.
And while I may enjoy making fun of the fools and thugs who raised hell on Maidan 4 years ago, “rubbing their noses” in the fact that the lack of hot water that causes the stench on Kiev’s public transport is their own damn fault, I do also remember that the people who are directly responsible – the traitors and parasites who actually stole the money, the $150 million that was to pay for the gas to heat the water, all of them, their lackeys and their foreign masters, all of them have hot water. This is the true meaning of kleptocracy.
Anyway, here in the Donbass, I’m having no problem at all as far as this stuff goes.
There are some lessons to be learned from all this. First of all, the the kleptocrat fascist junta in power in Kiev care less than nothing for the average Ukrainian citizen. Neither do the kleptocrat fascists in Europe and D.C. who put the Kiev junta in power. Average Ukrainians are no longer citizens, they are livestock – to be cared for as long as, and only as far as, it is profitable. And for the thieves who rape and rule Ukraine, from Kiev and the West, it is profitable. Very profitable. So far…
POLL: HOW SHOULD 1 MILLION KIEV CITIZENS BATHE WITH NO HOT WATER FOR 6 MONTHS?
A) Move to civilized country like Russia or DPR. Or become civilized country like Russia or DPR
B)Take cold shower every day, scream “Slava Ukraine” while freezing ass off.
C) “Go Somali”, Heat water on campfire in courtyard because cooking gas too expensive or already cut off, like hot water.
D) Cold shower? Laundry? Skip it. Maybe I’ll take one in October.
E) Move to Mogadishu, could hardly tell the difference.
Russell 'Texas' Bonner Bentley is a writer at Fort Russ News, and based in Donetsk, Novorossia since December 2014. From January to June 2015 he served in the Essence of Time combat unit of the Novorussian Armed Forces (NAF). He served at the Donetsk airport and Spartak as a rifleman and RPG gunner. Today he is an information warrior, and previously wrote for DONi News. "The war in Donbass is only one Front in a global war."
I am now doing Information Warfare for the Donetsk People's Republic. The war in Donbass is only one Front in a global war.