26 October 2016

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Four Crimean Tatars were sentenced in Russia on trumped up charges to five and seven years in prison, 36% of Ukrainians know nothing about the EU assistance to Ukraine; UAH 7.5 million was the price of MP Serhiy Leshchenko’s new apartment in Kyiv center.

Collapse of multi-level parking in Tel Aviv / Yaron Brener
Collapse of multi-level parking in Tel Aviv / Yaron Brener

One Ukrainian citizen was killed and another one injured in the collapse of a multi-level parking in Tel Aviv, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, with reference to the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel.

Three crew members of the manned transport spacecraft TMA-20M Soyuz, launched from the International Space Station (ISS) September 7, successfully returned to Earth, according to the Mission Control Center outside Moscow.

Five years of tax holidays is a considered offer by the Finance Ministry of Ukraine for the newly established enterprises.

Five and seven years of imprisonment is a sentence of the four Crimean Tatars accused of North Caucasus District Military Court in Rostov-on-Don for four of the Crimean Tatars, accused of having ties to Hizb ut-Tahrir Islamic organization, banned in Russia, according to the verdict of the North Caucasus District Military Court. Ukraine has demanded the immediate lifting of the sentence.

Seven people's deputies elected in mid-term elections in single-mandate constituencies mid-July, took the oath in the Verkhovna Rada.

12 judges from the occupied areas of Donbas were dismissed by the Verkhovna Rada for violating the oath.

20 women have become victims of marriage scams by the same offender in Kyiv, Kirovohrad, and Odesa regions, according to the National Police. The total amount of money the victims have lost in scams lured is estimated at $150,000.

36% of Ukrainians are unaware of the EU assistance to Ukraine, according to a study by Sotsis, commissioned by 1+1 TV channel. At the same time, nearly 40% of Ukrainians believe that the European Union supports the Ukrainian business pursuing own selfish goals.

38 ships that entered the sea ports of the temporarily occupied Crimea were fined a total of almost UAH 240,000 by the State Border Service of Ukraine.

40 aircraft produced by Airbus European consortium were purchased by three Vietnamese airline companies for $6.5 billion, foreign media reported.


57 searches were conducted in Kyiv, Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyi, and Dnipro by Kyiv prosecutors and internal security department of the Interior Ministry in a raid aimed to expose a large drug trafficking criminal group, according to Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko.

73 Russian TV channels have been banned in Ukraine over the past two years, according to the National Council on TV and Radio Broadcasting.

A 78% drop in sales of used cars in the primary market was recorded in Ukraine over the past year, as reported by Ukravtoprom.

80% of the offices of Ukrposhta state postal service (more than 9,000 of them) have not a single computer, company CEO Ihor Smilyanskii said.

Ukrposhta / ZN.UA

118 declarations have been submitted to the electronic declaration system, said chief of the National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption Natalia Korchak. As of early August, 816 people were registered in the system.

120 seriously ill Canadians exercised their right to euthanasia after the relevant law had been adopted in 2015, foreign media reported. The law on euthanasia was mostly applied in Ontario and British Columbia.

162 military intel officers were killed and another 632 wounded in Donbas over the period of the ATO, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

200 meters will be the length and 3.5 meters - the height of the fence, which Norway started building on the border with Russia in the area of the Storskog-Borisoglebskiy checkpoint, foreign media reported.

378 criminal cases against its own employees have been opened by the State Fiscal Service since the beginning of 2016. 69 of them are on the facts of bribery.

461 case files collected between March 2014 and August 2016 in the investigation into the facts of money laundering by ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and his entourage were forwarded to the law enforcement agencies by the State Service for Financial Monitoring of Ukraine. The volume of amount of financial transactions that may be related to the legalization of proceeds from criminal activities is UAH 199.4 billion.

1,100 patrol officers are to be additionally contracted by the National Police in five cities across Ukraine.

More patrol officers to be contracted by the National Police in five Ukrainian cities / Photo from UNIAN

30,000 landfills across Ukraine are not on the record, according to Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources Ostap Semerak. According to him, the official records show only about 2,600 landfills.

177,700 soldiers and employees of the Armed Forces of Ukraine have received the status of combatants since the beginning of the ATO, according to the Defense Ministry.

$430,000 in lossess, according to unofficial preliminary estimates, is the damage inflicted upon Inter TV channel as a result of arson in one of its offices, according to the National Information Systems.

UAH 7.5 million is the price (at a discount from the developer) of an apartment in the center of Kyiv purchased by MP Serhiy Leshchenko. The purchase caused a public outcry, while the reporters found that the MP may be the owner of another three apartments in the country’s capital.

$109.5 million was raised by Ukraine in January-August 2016 due to electricity exports, according to the State Fiscal Service. This is 6.6% more than in the same period of 2015.

A EUR 130,000 annual revenue is expected from solar power stations by 2030. Their construction is planned in the 10-km zone to the south of the Chornobyl nuclear power plant, according to the State Agency of Ukraine for the management of the exclusion zone.

$594.9 million was paid by Ukraine to Russia for imported coal and anthracite, as reported by the State Fiscal Service. In January-August 2016 Ukraine imported $902.2 million worth of solid fuels from different countries.

$15 billion is the cost of the loss of the Russian market for Ukraine, as it has long served as a key market for Ukrainian goods, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. 

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