25 October 2016

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Week in numbers

Seven people were detained by Russian security forces on charges of “plotting sabotage” in the occupied Crimea, Ukraine ranked 45th in medal standings as half of the Rio Olympics has passed, the Ukrainian Cabinet has allocated UAH 450 million for hosting Eurovision 2017.


Two mass graves were found in Lviv on the territory of the National Museum and Memorial to the victims of the occupation regime "Prison on Lontskoho Street", according to the museum’s administration. According to preliminary data, the remains belong to the victims of repression of 1940-1950-ies.

Two glasses of wine forced Sweden’s Minister of Education to resign, foreign media reported. The minister stepped down after police caught her driving under influence.

Two explosions rocked the south of Turkey, foreign media reported. Six people died and another 50 were injured in the terrorist attacks.

5% of GDP will be spent on security and defense sectors in Ukraine’s state budget for 2017, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said, according to Ukrainian media.

Seven people were detained by Russian security forces on charges of “plotting sabotage " in the occupied Crimea, Russian media reported.

Seven people were killed and another 16 were taken to hospitals with injuries after a charter bus en route Sudak-Kerch fell from a cliff on the Russian-occupied Crimean peninsula, according to the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation.

17 couples from the occupied territories have used the service
17 couples from the occupied territories have used the service "Marriage in one day" / Photo from UNIAN

17 couples from the occupied territories of Donbas have used use the service "Marriage in one day" in the frontline town of Severodonetsk during the first 10 days of this service’s introduction, according to Justice Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko.

17% of Russians say that their attitude to the Russian President Vladimir Putin is "neutral and indifferent", according to the study by the Levada Center, Russian media reported. 29% of respondents say that they have a positive attitude to the Russian leader, while 31% “could not say anything bad about him".

40% of the staff of the Headquarters of the State Fiscal Service are the officials who have been in office during the reign of the former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych, said the head of the Lustration Department of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, Tetiana Kozachenko.


45th place in Olympic medal standings is occupied by Ukraine after the first half of the Rio Olympics has passed. Ukrainian athletes have won four medals - three silvers and a bronze.

58 people were left homeless in the city of Bar in Ukraine’s Vinnytsia region because of a fire in a residential apartment building, according to the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration.

64 Ukrainian troops are held captive by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, said first deputy chairperson of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's envoy to the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral Liaison Group Iryna Gerashchenko.

66% of Ukrainians consider English the most useful language to study, according to a poll by Rating Pro.

70 people were killed and at least 112 were injured in an explosion at a hospital in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, foreign media reported.

74 soldiers who defended in combat missions in Donbas the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine were presented high state awards of Ukraine, according to the relevant Decree of the Ukrainian president.

97 people were rescued in the Black Sea in Odesa during the hurricane that struck the city on August 7, the City Hall of Odesa reported. 33 rescue operations were carried out.

100 equipment sets for hemodialysis can be obtained free of charge by two Kyiv hospitals, according to the Kyiv City Council. 70 of them is planned to be transferred to Oleksandrivskiy City Hospital and another 30 – to the City Clinical Hospital No.3.

883 people have drowned in Ukrainian waters since the beginning of 2016, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Since early August, the death toll reached 35 people.

45,000 militants from the terrorist organization Islamic State have been killed over two years in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. command spokesman, Gen. Sean McFarland said, according to the foreign media.


81,494 people were laid off in Turkey after the failed coup attempt, foreign media reported. This includes judges, soldiers and civil servants.

85,000 traffic accidents, which killed 1,761 people and injured some 19,000 people, took place in Ukraine in the first seven months of 2016, the National Police of Ukraine reported. Compared with last year, the number of accidents increased by 19%. Every fifth accident involved casualties.

263,000 migrants have reached the European coast across the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2016, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), foreign media reported.

$200 million is the revenue of Pokemon Go mobile app in the first month since its release, according to foreign media, citing a study of by Sensor Tower analytical company.

UAH 450 million was allocated by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine as a loan to the State Committee for TV and Radio Broadcasting from the special fund to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

UAH 9.353 billion were the losses reported by the Ukrainian banks in the first half of 2016, according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

Margarita Andreyeva

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