The week in numbers
1 Ukrainian was injured in a terrorist attack in Tunisia, 19 years have passed since the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine, 270 people are being held captive by militants in the Donbas, another 1200 have been missing; 900,300 Ukrainians are seeking a refugee status abroad.
1 Ukrainian citizen was wounded in a terrorist attack in a Tunisian resort on June 26, according to Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry. The Ukrainian Consul reported that she underwent surgery, and the doctors claimed her condition satisfactory. Overall, as a result of attacks on hotels near the Tunisian city of Sousse at least 25 people were killed and over 30 people were injured. On the same day, 25 people were killed in an explosion in a Kuwaiti mosque, while another terrorist act in Somalia claimed at least 30 lives. The attack on one of the factories in France caused explosions of gas containers, injuring several people. Two explosions at a hospital in Nigeria claimed the lives of 3 people, 16 were injured.
1 chocolate bar was left behind by a bank robber at a crime scene in Kyiv’s Solomenskiy district while UAH 600,000 was stolen, according to the City’s Main Department of the Interior Ministry. The robbery occurred in broad daylight. Criminal investigation is underway.
3 caches full of weapons and ammunition - RPG-18 and RPG-22, RGD-5 grenades, and also caliber 5.45 and 7.62 rounds were found by security service operatives, according to the SBU.
National team Ukraine takes the 8th place in the European Games in Baku, according to the official website of the competition, winning 45 medals, of which 8 are gold, 14 – silver and 23 – bronze.
19 years have passed since the adoption of the first Constitution of independent Ukraine. Today, the Basic Law is under the sixth wave of amendments.
36% growth in local budget revenues in the first half of 2015 has been recorded by the Cabinet. According to the government, thanks to the reform of intergovernmental fiscal relations and the implementation of fiscal decentralization, additional resources from local budgets will amount up to UAH 40 billion.
64% of Russians believe that Russia’s policy is heading in the right direction, according to a poll by the Levada Center. 22% of respondents think that the country is moving in the wrong direction, and 14% remain undecided. In addition, 89% approved of Vladimir Putin as Russia’s president, with only 10% disapproving and 1% finding it difficult to answer.
128 deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a resolution concerning the possibility of depriving the Russian delegation of their voting rights, with 11 deputies voting against the move. This decision upholds all the restrictions earlier imposed on the Russian delegates to the PACE.
128 banks function in Ukraine as of late June, according to the NBU, excluding financial institutions to be liquidated and banks with the interim administration. 40 of the functioning banks have foreign capital.
270 people - civilians and Ukrainian troops - are being held captive by the militants in the Donbas, that’s according to the representative of the Presidential Administration on ATO Andriy Lysenko. Meanwhile, Iryna Herashchenko, an MP and Ukraine’s representative in a subgroup on humanitarian issues at the Tripartite Liaison Group claims that nearly 1,200 Ukrainian citizens have gone missing throughout the Donbas conflict.
509 people were injured in a fire at a Taiwanese amusement park, according to the Taiwanese government. 188 victims were seriously injured, suffering burns of varying severity.
704 million cubic meters of gas was delivered by the Gazprom to the self-styled Luhans and Donetsk People’s Republics which have neither been recognized by international community, nor by Russia. Gazprom is now trying to recover the USD 212 million arrears for these deliveries from Naftogaz Ukraine.
750 hectares of forest continue are still on fire in Russia’s Trans-Baikal region, reports the local Forest Service. According to the report, 113 personnel, and 30 vehicles are involved in firefighting efforts on 9 locations.
The National Bank of Ukraine intends to dismiss 4000 employees before the end of this year as part of the transformation of the financial regulator, according to the Bank’s administration.
The number of refugees and internally displaced persons in 2014 grew with the pace of 42 500 people per day globally, according to UN Secretary General. At the end of last year, there were 59.5 million displaced persons around the world.25,836 pieces of weapons and military equipment of Ukraine’s Armed Forces have been restored since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation, according to the Defense Ministry. Among them are 989 pieces of missile and artillery weapons, almost 5 000 armored vehicles, as well as 17 500 other motor vehicles.
Russia has massed up 54,000 fully armed and equipped military personnel near the Russian-Ukraininan state border and in the occupied territory of Ukraine, reports the ATO press-center. Russian military are represented with 45 battalion tactical groups and 17 company tactical groups. 15 battalion tactical groups and 6 company tactical groups operate directly on the Ukrainian territory.
55,000 military personnel and employees of Ukraine’s Armed Forces who participated directly in the ATO, obtained a status of combatants, according to Defense Ministry. Meanwhile, according to the Interior Ministry, the same status was also obtained by 12,885 policemen, 12,164 National Guards, 8,192 border guards and 177 employees of the State Service for Emergency Situations.
900,300 Ukrainians have fled to other countries seeking refugee status or another form of legal residence, that’s according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
UAH 31,051,200 - this is the outlay of the carpool of the Ukrainian Parliament for 2015, reads the response by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Secretariat Valentin Zaychuk to the request of a number of MPs on the feasibility of elimination of the Parliamentary carpool. Nearly 120 MPs request duty vehicles monthly.
RUB 112.4 million rubles is the total amount of debt in wages in Russian-occupied Crimea as of June 1, 2015, local media reported. In total, nearly 3,800 employees have not received their salary on time.
UAH 2.703 billion is planned to be spent in 2015 by the state operator of the country’s gas transportation system Ukrtransgaz on modernization and repair of main gas pipelines, compressor stations and underground gas storage facilities, said the company's investment program. Most of the program is planned for the III and IV quarters of 2015.
UAH 46.8 billion is the projected amount of needed additional capitalization of public sector banks in 2015, according to a survey of 30 public sector enterprises with the biggest fiscal risk, approved by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.