The Anonymous Widower

Ukraine Tender Would Pair Hydroelectric Plants With Large-Scale Battery Storage

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Energy Storage News.

This is a must-read article, as it outlines the damage that Russia is doing to Ukraine’s energy generation.

It also reports how the World Bank is trying to help.

November 30, 2022 Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ukraine Maternity Hospital ‘Destroyed’ By Russian Shelling

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

These are the first two paragraphs.

Russian forces surrounding the southern port city of Mariupol have destroyed a maternity hospital, Ukraine says.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said children were under the wreckage, and called on Western leaders to impose a no-fly zone.

This Wikipedia entry is entitled Russian–Syrian Hospital Bombing Campaign.

The campaign may have been started by the Syrians, but the Russians joined in later in 2015-2018, as this paragraph from Wikipedia describes.

After Russia began military operations in Syria, aerial bombardment intensified. In 2015, there were more than 300 attacks on medical facilities by Syrian and Russian forces. From May to December 2016, medical facilities were attacked about 200 times by Russian and Syrian forces.

It does look to me, that the Russians consider bombing hospitals to be a legitimate tactic. It is not, as it is a war crime.

March 9, 2022 Posted by | World | , , , , , , | 5 Comments