21 October 2016

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Week in numbers

Nine members of the UN Security Council voted against the Russian resolution on Syria; 53 people died in Ukraine from the use of surrogate alcohol; $700,000 of debt of the occupied Luhansk for water and electricity will be compensated for by the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Nine countries, including Ukraine, voted against the resolution on Syria proposed by Russia in the UN Security Council, according to Ukraine’s mission to the UN. Ahead of the vote, the UNSC members decided on the fate of the French-proposed draft resolution on the matter. Although 11 of the 15 council members supported the draft, Russia exercised its veto power, blocking the adoption.

$25 trillion owned by private companies from around the world may be stocked in offshore jurisdictions, according to the UN News Center, citing the organization’s experts.

28% of the territories slipped out of the Islamic State’s control in Iraq and Syria, foreign media reported. Since the beginning of this year, the area of ISIS authority has shrunk from 78,000 to 65,000 square kilometers. Now it is approximately equal to the territory of Sri Lanka.

51.63% was the turnout at the parliamentary elections in Georgia, according to the Central Election Commission of Georgia. Local media report the Georgian Dream is gaining 53.8%, while the United National Movement enjoys 19,5% of the vote, according to the exit poll by TNS.

53 people died in Ukraine from consuming surrogate alcohol, according to the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection. A total of 106 cases of poisoning were registered.

Photo from UNIAN
Photo from UNIAN

60% of the healthcare budget goes to salaries. Physicians get an approximate UAH 1,500-2,000 a month, said Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Pavlo Kovtonyuk.

90% of public procurement transactions in Prozorro e-procurement system are sub-threshold (up to UAH 200,000 for goods and services and up to UAH 1.5 million for the work), although the law on public procurement does not oblige them to be done through the electronic system, according to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

173 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the ATO zone in Donbas since the beginning of 2016, said the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak.

376 nominees were named for the Nobel Peace Prize, according to Ukrainian media. Among the nominees were the diplomats who led negotiations on the nuclear deal with Iran, the Russian defender of the rights of migrants, yazidi women who had been slaves of the Islamic state.

400 malicious apps were revealed in Google Play by the analysts of TrendLabs, foreign media reported.

500 km of roads will have been repaired by Ukravtodor by the beginning of the winter season, according to the Ministry of Infrastructure. In addition, Ukravtodor pledges to eliminate some 1 million square meters of deformations and potholes.

938 officials in Ukraine have been removed from their posts, in line with the law on purging the authorities, according to the Ministry of Justice.

6,457 natural disasters that killed 600,000 people were recorded around the world over the past 20 years, according to a UN annual review on climate change and social inequality.

10,000 people were evacuated in Thailand due to flooding - daily downpours upped the level of the River Chao Phraya by 2 meters, foreign media reported.

30,520 Hasidim pilgrims from 21 countries celebrated the 5,777th Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, in Ukraine’s Uman, as reported by Cherkasy regional authorities.


109,000 NCOs and enlisted troops, as well as 47,500 officers, are now serving in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the contract basis, according to the Ministry of Defense.

A $600,000 bail was paid to release former head of the State Agency for Investment and National Projects of Ukraine Vladyslav Kaskiv from behind bars in Panama after he was arrested on an international warrant, according to the PGO.

A $700,000 debt of the occupied areas of Luhansk region for water and electricity will be paid for by the ICRC, said OSCE special envoy to the Trilateral contact group Martin Sajdik.

$6.6 million in aid will be given by Canada to the Ukrainian police, as reported by the press service of Ukraine’s National Police.

RUB 15 million (nearly UAH 6 million) was paid by the masterminds of the murder of Russian opposition’s Boris Nemtsov, the prosecutor said in a court hearing, according to the Russian media.

385 million children around the world live in extreme poverty, says the report by UNICEF, based on the analysis of 2013 data.

$5.4 billion can be allocated to Ukraine in 2017 by its key creditor, the International Monetary Fund, according to the Fund’s special report on Ukraine.

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