Week in numbers
One criminal probe was launched in Ukraine over the illegal banning of the Mejlis; 171 countries, including Ukraine, signed the Paris Climate Agreement, the wage of the Ukrainian MPs increased to UAH 17,650.
One criminal investigation was launched in Ukraine over the illegal banning by the Russian occupation authorities of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people in Crimea, according to the Prosecutor General of Ukraine.
The assets of banks operating in Ukraine, excluding insolvent financial institutions, showed a 2.9% growth in February 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine reported. According to the data available, since the beginning of the year, the assets of banks operating in Ukraine grew by UAH 77 billion, or 6.1%.
The Russian authorities intend to recognize as "unwanted" in the Russian territory three Ukrainian organizations – the World Ukrainian Congress, Ukrainian World Coordinating Council and the Crimean field mission on Human Rights, Russian media reported.
Three terabytes of information were lost by the State Fiscal Service as a result of a six-day failure of the automated information system Document Management, according to the Ukrainian media. Thus, over 531,000 electronic documents disappeared. At the same time, the State Fiscal Service stated that all the documents that had been lost as a result of technical failure, have been restored.
Russian reconnaissance aircraft were spotted on a mission in four regions of Ukraine – Odesa, Kherson, Zaporizhia and Donetsk – to reveal positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as reported by the Main Directorate of Intelligence at the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ranked 8th in the list of Ukraine’s wealthiest people, according to the Ukrainian media. Rinat Akhmetov, the Ukrainian oligarch and owner of SCM, traditionally remains the biggest moneybag.
14 years in prison with confiscation of property – that is the sentence of the Russian troops Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev according to the verdict of the Ukrainian court, which their lawyers may appeal.
Vladimir Putin took the 29th position in the ranking of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine, against the last year’s top position, Russian media reported. This year, the list is topped by Managing director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.
82% of Kirovohrad residents did not support the recommendation of the Verkhovna Rada committee on state building, regional policy and local government to rename the city to Kropyvnytskyi, according to a joint survey conducted by KIIS and Rating sociological group .
The Ukrainian agrarians sowed 92% of the projected crop lands with early spring grains and leguminous plants, as reported by the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine.
126 Ukrainians remain hostage to the Russian Federation and the militants in Donbas, according to the Security Service of Ukraine. That’s including 12 people held captive in the territory of Russia.
171 countries, including Ukraine, signed a historic climate agreement, which was adopted in Paris in December 2015, according to Ukrainian media. Paris Agreement will replace the Kyoto Protocol and will be effective from 2020 for all Parties to the Convention.
197 Crimean judges who had "betrayed the Ukrainian State and the Ukrainian people" were officially dismissed by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
646 people were killed in a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, foreign media reported. According to the latest data, the number of victims has reached almost 12,500 people, while another 130 people are considered missing.
681 people are still missing in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's representative in the humanitarian subgroup of the Trilateral contact group in Minsk Iryna Gerashchenko said.
2,500 people who are members of more than 250 Mejlises of settlement, urban and rural levels, may fall under the repressions of the occupation authorities in the Russian-annexed Crimea, that’s according to the chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people, Refat Chubarov.
4,700 ceasefire violations fixed by OSCE representatives in a day, said OSCE special representative on the Trilateral contact group on the settlement of the situation in the Donbass Martin Sajdik, Belarusian media reported.
10,000 Russian troops are now in eastern Ukraine, according to a senior analyst at U.S.-based private intelligence company Stratfor.
UAH 17,650 will be the wage of the Ukrainian MPs after the entry into force of the order of the Rada Speaker to increase the salaries of the people’s deputies. Prior to the signing of the order, the deputies’ salary was UAH 6,400. In addition, the wage fund of deputy assistants has been increased from UAH 12,500 to UAH 25,000.
21,000 Ukrainians have signed a contract with the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the beginning of 2016, in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine reported.
The state budget of Ukraine has received UAH 77,400 of confiscated assets and funds derived from the sale of property confiscated by the court ruling on corruption charges and for corruption-related offenses, according to the Ukrainian media.
China has recorded a 33.77 million growth in population over five years, since the last census of 2010, foreign media reported. Thus, China's population has reached 1,373 billion.
Losses of operating Ukrainian banks in the first quarter of 2016 amounted to UAH 8.011 billion, as reported by the National Bank of Ukraine.
Ukraine has lost $98 billion worth of trade volume due to the discriminatory and unlawful restrictions on the part of Russia, said the report of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine.