"We don't want the regime changed--we want light!" cry exasperated pickets with power supply failures. Close on eighty activists are blocking Rust'hveli Avenue, Tbilisi's main thoroughfare, to let pass only ambulances and police cars. They settled at the Tbilisi Opera House, intending to move closer to the parliament building later in the afternoon. The pickets are making social not political demands, they point out.
Ukrainians are fleeing the cities that could be taken by the Russian army. Apartment prices have already dropped by as much as 50 percent in Kharkiv. Housing sales have increased in Odessa as well, even if compared to 2022