Electricity limits set throughout Ukraine, emergency power outages to continue until weekend in Odesa.

The power grid remains in a power deficit, and electricity production has slightly increased; Odesa Oblast suffers emergency power outages on Tuesday, 7 February.

"After emergency restoration works, one unit at one of the thermal power plants was put back into operation. Electricity is also being imported to Ukraine. However, the available amount of electricity produced is still insufficient to cover consumption in full," Ukrenergo reports.

The electricity produced is distributed to energy and critical infrastructure (water utilities, boiler houses, hospitals), as well as to cover the needs of industry and the population.

All oblast power distribution companies have been given daily consumption limits, but emergency blackouts are still in place in Odesa and the surrounding areas.

Seven crews of Ukrenergo and a crew of DTEK Odesa Power Grids are working around the clock to repair the damage in the region.

"If there are no new enemy attacks, we expect to return to the outage schedules that were in effect until 4 February by the weekend," Ukrenergo forecasts.

Russians detain people trying to sell Ukrainian currency on occupied territories.

Russian occupiers detain money changers who sell Ukrainian hryvnia on occupied territories; entrepreneurs are robbed of bank terminals and are fined for hundreds of thousands roubles.

ccording to the information of the National Resistance Center, since 1 January, the occupiers started to raid shops that accept Ukrainian currency. They also detained money changers, who continued the circulation, as well as confiscated bank terminals during searches.

Besides that, a fine of 300,000 roubles [around 154,000 hryvnia or US$4,200 – ed.] is imposed on individuals who sell Ukrainian currency.

The National Resistance Center informs that the Russians want to make the residents of the occupied territories dependent on the ruble in order to increase passporting. After all, the passport itself is a necessary condition for receiving payments.

At the same time, as noted by the Center, Ukrainians in the temporarily occupied territories refuse to use the rouble and ignore the ban on the circulation of the hryvnia.