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Ukraine’s oldest botanical garden in Kharkiv has a collection of several thousand tropical plants. Due to russian missile attacks on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, it now suffers from constant power outages. To keep tropical and subtropical plants from freezing, workers have to turn on the generator and heat the greenhouses.
For reference: The Botanical Garden of Karazin National University of Kharkiv is a part of Kharkiv’s nature reserve fund of national significance. The botanical garden is a research and environmental protection institution. It was founded in 1804.
As reported, at the beginning of winter it became known that Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kyiv was taking precautions to save unique plants. Employees were stockpiling firewood to heat the greenhouses.
In Bucha, Kyiv region, a “yurt of invincibility” was opened.
This happened, in particular, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Ukraine. During a blackout, local residents will be able to warm up and charge their gadgets in this yurt.
The well-known supermarket chain has set up a car co-working space in one of its parking lots in Kyiv city. Drivers and passengers can work in their vehicles if, for example, they have power cuts at home or at work and there is no communication. The car co-working space is equipped with Starlink terminals, for stable Internet connection. And if people get hungry, couriers can deliver food from the store directly to the passenger compartment.
In addition, supermarkets of the chain are equipped with autonomous power supply. So in case of power cuts, people come there to charge their gadgets, study, or work.
The Charity Foundation “Solomianski Kotyky” sets up its “invincibility points” in Kyiv city schools. They will be called “Teplytsi” (greenhouses). In general, they plan to create 10 points.
The Foundation has already opened a pilot “Teplytsi” project at School No. 229. It was visited by 3,500 people during the first month of operation. And on December 20 alone, more than 500 Kyiv residents found a shelter and a place to work there. The “Teplytsi” point also became a shelter for the tailed ones — 13 dogs visited it for a month.
Another one “Teplytsi” point was set up in the Ministry of Social Policy. Both locations are equipped with a generator and Starlink, an organized coffee break zone, a place for board games, work and volunteering.
In the Kyiv region, invincibility points will be set up based on temples of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. In the near future, it will be known exactly where they will be deployed.
For reference: Invincibility points are places where people can warm up, access water, electricity, Internet, and so on.
On the initiative of the National Bank, a joint Power Banking network was created in Ukraine, which will work and provide the necessary services to clients even during a blackout.
During long blackouts, people will be able to receive cash, make payments, exchange currencies or transfer funds in the branches of this network. In addition, it will be possible to consult with managers. Currently, more than 1,000 branches in all regions of the country are additionally equipped to work during a blackout.
Odesa Zoo functions despite frequent power outages due to rocket attacks by the occupiers on the country’s infrastructure. The institution has insulated enclosures for animals as well as potbelly stoves. The zoo also experienced a long-term power outage and lack of water (employees had made supplies in advance). In addition, the zoo has generators, coal and lots of firewood.
For reference: in September, Odesa Zoo celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Due to russian missile attacks, and the following power cuts, Ukrainians are increasingly facing everyday difficulties and finding solutions. Hairdressers say that people often come just to wash their hair if power is suddenly cut, or it has been off for a long time.
And, for example, in post offices, people (due to lack of electricity) blow-dried their hair, charged gadgets and connected inhalers. There was a case when the woman came to dry her nails in a nail lamp, and the man even brought a printer with him to continue working. If possible, journalists can be shown the work of one of the capital’s branches, which has equipped a co-working space.
Due to invaders’ missile attacks and the following power cuts, hundreds of people across the country are getting stuck in elevators. Residents of apartment buildings often leave special boxes with food and water in elevators to make it more comfortable for the stuck people to wait for “liberation”.
For example, in Lviv, dispatching services received almost 1,300 appeals about getting stuck in elevators during November alone. Previously, based on one of the municipal enterprises, additional emergency teams have been formed, which, in particular, rescue people.
Police stations, post offices, and even gas stations — the Internet is full of videos and photos of locations where Ukrainian teachers conduct online lessons due to the lack of electricity and the Internet.
Alla is a primary school teacher. Due to the lack of electricity, the woman is often forced to go to an Invincibility Center (in Kyiv region) to conduct lessons. From there, Alla teaches first-graders who still want to get a Ukrainian education even though they are in Poland because of the war.
For reference: Invincibility Centers are places set up by local authorities where people can get warm, get access to water, electricity, internet, etc.