Thursday, 8 January 2009

No Heating in the Balkans

First I read some hints about heating in the Facebook profiles of my friends. Then I heard the news about Russia reducing gas delivery to South-East Europe. And then it stopped altogether.
The temperature in the Balkans is down to -12 and the lack of natural gas causes lack of heating. Hospitals, schools, industry, homes... No central heating and, in some areas, no warm water. The situation is scary, no matter how short it would last. It reminds me of wartime issues with electricity, gas, water...
It is sad to realize what a place the Balkans area has become in the eyes of the world. At the same time, I understand this is a show for Russia to bring a point across to EU but it is sad that people over there have to suffer (again and again).

1 comment:

  1. Pozdrav sa brdovitog Balkana!