The post of a Minister of Health remains vacant in the new Cabinet / Photo from UNIAN

Week in numbers

One post – of a Minister of Health – remains vacant in the new Cabinet; 76% of Ukrainians believe that the things are going in a wrong direction in Ukraine; 1,323 Ukrainians declared incomes of more than UAH 1 million.

The post of a Minister of Health remains vacant in the new Cabinet / Photo from UNIAN

One post – of a Minister of Health – remains vacant in the new Cabinet. The new composition of Ukraine’s Government was approved by 239 MPs with 226 votes required.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko named two reasons for dismissal of Serhiy Haiduk, commander of the Naval Forces: shortcomings in his performance of official duties and low credibility.

Three incidents involving Russian fighter jets and the U.S. Navy took place over the Baltic Sea, foreign media reported. Russian jets carried out two fly-by's too close to the U.S.S. Donald Cook destroyer; and later a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft during a routine flight in neutral airspace over the Baltic Sea the was intercepted by a Russian Su-27, which was maneuvering "unpredictably and aggressively."

Another three Russian TV channels were banned in Ukraine according to a decision of the National Council on Television and Radio.

Three Mi-24P combat helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine returned to Ukraine from Liberia due to cutting the presence of UN mission, of which the Ukrainian pilots were part, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The access to Vokzalna [near Central Railway Station] metro station in Kyiv will be limited for four months, from May 11 to September 6, due to planned overhaul of escalators, that’s according to the metro {Kyiv subway] administration Kyivskiy Metropoliten.

Four paintings by Dutch artists of the seventeenth and eighteenth century, stolen in 2005 from a museum in the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands, were recovered by the Security Service of Ukraine during the raid, which has been conducted in 10 regions across Ukraine over four past months, according to the SBU.

The Russian Justice Ministry asks the Ukrainian side to extradite six Russian citizens who were sentenced to imprisonment in Ukraine, but want to serve their sentences in their Homeland, Russian media reported.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the north-western Pacific coast of Ecuador, foreign media reported. At least 272 people were killed in the disaster, more than 2,000 were injured.

International Football Association Board (IFAB) reported on its website on eight changes in the rules of football, which will be put in place starting the season 2016/2017.

14 national men's basketball teams – Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Russia, Slovenia, Italy, Greece, Israel, Poland and Turkey – were barred by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) from participate in the European Championship 2017 year and qualification for the tournament, according to foreign media.

14 men's basketball teams barred from participation in the European Championship-2017 / Photo from UNIAN

The prosecutors will demanded 15 years imprisonment for each of the Russian GRU officers Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev, with confiscation of property and a ban for three years to hold positions in the military. Both men repudiated testimony they gave during pretrial investigation and asked the court to acquit them. UPDATE: On Monday, the court sentenced the Russian citizens to 14 years in prison.

41 people died and more than 2,000 were hospitalized in a series of earthquakes with a magnitude up to 7.3 on the Richter scale in Japan, foreign media reported. The rescue operations involve more than 20,000 soldiers, police and firefighters.

61% of the Dutch voters rejected the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement in a referendum held on April 6, with a 32.28% turnout. 38.21% supported the deal, according to the Electoral Council of the Netherlands.

76% of Ukrainians believe that things in Ukraine are going in the wrong direction, according to a study conducted by Rating sociological group on the request of the International Republican Institute. According to the survey, only 11% of respondents opined that things in the country are going in the right direction, while 13% were undecided.

76% of Ukrainians believe that things in Ukraine are going in the wrong direction / Photo from UNIAN

77% of Georgian citizens speak in favor of the country joining the European Union, while 69% support NATO membership, according to a public opinion survey conducted in Georgia by the National Democratic Institute (NDI), foreign media reported.

600 operations against enemy subversive groups have been held by the Ukrainian special forces since the beginning of the ATO, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.

1,323 Ukrainians reported to the tax services their incomes of more than UAH 1 million, according to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine. In general, in January-March, the Ukrainians have reported more than UAH 15 billion of income received in 2015.


2,700 Tesla X crossovers are being recalled by a manufacturer TeslaMotorsInc. because of a defect of the third-row seats, foreign media reported. Subject to recall are vehicles produced before March 26, 2016, and sold in the United States.

An employee of the State Land Cadaster Service was arrested in Boryspil district of Kyiv region upon receiving a $13,200 bribe for issuing necessary permits for the use and disposal of land with total area of 22.2 hectares, according to the prosecutor's office in the city of Kyiv.

69,000 Ukrainian troops are serving in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation, said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

1.774,976 internally displaced persons from Donbas and Crimea have been registered by the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.

Iran intends to export 2 million barrels of oil per day, foreign media reported. To date, the country's daily oil production reached 3.5 million barrels.

$25 million is the total amount of debts of Kharkiv-based Metalist FC, said President of the Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) Volodymyr Geninson.

Founder of Elita-Center [infamous for major mortgage feud] Oleksandr Volkonsky (aka Shakhov) got out of pre-trial detention under house arrest for a UAH 384.266 million bail. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine says it intends to appeal the court's decision.

UAH 1.348 billion in loans was issued by the Ukrainian banks to households on replacing gas boilers and purchasing energy-efficient materials in a year in the framework of the state program of partial compensation, that’s according to the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Conservation.

Margarita Andreyeva

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