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    It’s been going for around 6 months now.

    An enchanting city in western Ukraine, Lviv has gained a pleasant reputation for its rugged, Habsburg-era beauty and vibrant cafe scene. More recently, however, it has become known for something entirely different: heaping piles of trash.

    For months, Lviv has struggled to properly dispose of the several hundred tonnes of waste it produces each day. Municipal officials say local trash collectors face restricted access to nearby landfills, leaving them few other places to turn with the city’s rubbish.

    As a result, mountains of garbage routinely sprout up in neighbourhoods and courtyards across this regional capital of around 750,000 people. Today, about a third of Lviv’s waste collection sites are full, their contents often found overflowing across streets and pavements – and people worry about what the coming warm months will mean for the piles of waste.

    Ivan Savytskyy says his courtyard was only cleared of garbage after he and his neighbours took turns hassling city hall. “If you call them, remind them, bug them – they’ll come take it away,” he said. “If you don’t, they won’t.”

    The rest of the article : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/apr/24/trash-talk-lviv-rubbish-crisis-ukraine

    Some pictures: http://observers.france24.com/en/20170508-rubbish-piles-rats-roam-ukrainian-city-lviv





    Awesome! Southeast European alike.




    Lviv is generally known for being clean and one of the most popular destination for tourists visiting Ukraine. It’s unusual to see so much rubbish on the streets of the city. Even worse there was a heavy fall of rain spreading the rubbish around the city.




    I got no idea. It isn’t my touristic destination goal.



    So sad this is happening! :'( This causes a flare-up of my OCD. I want to go clean it up. Messy garbage and clutter means an infection of bad energy. Neat and tidy promotes good energy. Poor Ukraine. It also got hit badly by the Ransomware virus, yesterday, on top of everything else. 

    Ukraine got especially slammed, with government offices, banks and at least one city’s transit system affected.

    The automatic radiation monitoring system at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear plant was also hit, forcing officials to monitor radiation manually.

    The attack works like this: Ransomware infects computers, locks down hard drives and demands $300 in Bitcoins from companies in return for their files. Just like last month’s WannaCry attack, the ransomware exploits holes in Microsoft Windows and is based on hacking tools stolen from the NSA.



    Ironically, the computer virus is called ‘Petya’ which is diminutive of Petro / Petr. ;)



    Didn’t something like this happen in Montenegro? Or maybe it was Albania.



    One day, a great rain will come and wash the filth off the steets.

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