Energy prices increased by inflation, with natural gas rising by 64% and electricity up 37%

. Food prices increased by 10%. Leaders were food items produced in Ukraine: bread +14%; fruit +14.5%; sunflower oil +48.5%; sugar +65%; and eggs +109%.

A $2 billion project to build the world’s largest solar plant around Chornobyl seems to have been largely dreamed up to pump of the stock of the US company,

Energokon, according to analysts interviewed by Radio Free Europe in a 2,500-word investigative report. The 3-gigawatt plant also was designed to export hydrogen and to create a 5G mobile network. The project was never announced in Ukraine, appears to have no official Ukrainian support, and is largely notably for creating excitement among penny stock traders.