Week in numbers

18 Crimean Tatars remain in detention in the Russian-occupied Crimea; the SBU Security Service reports 657 people as missing in Donbas; hosting a Eurovision-2017 song contest may cost Ukraine EUR 14.5 million.


Russian gas monopoly Gazprom will receive $0 from Naftogaz of Ukraine for the gas that Russia allegedly supplied to the militant-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, according to the Ukrainian state energy holding.

One book by Ivan Fyodorov "The Apostle," printed in 1574, was stolen from the Department of incunabula and rare books of the National Library of Ukraine, the national media reported. An investigation has been launched.

One discovery - part of the palace of Prince Volodymyr from the period of Kiev Rus – was unearthed during the repair of stairs near the Desiatynna Church in Kyiv, Ukrainian media report.

Two citizens of Ukraine were killed, and another one hospitalized in the crash of the An-12 cargo plane in Afghanistan, according to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

A Romanian manager of FC Shakhtar Donetsk Mircea Lucescu, who resigned this week, has coached the club for 12 years, winning a total of 22 titles and making Shakhtar a five-time champion of Ukraine consecutively.

14 multi-storey residential buildings can be built on the territory of the former Sinnyi Market in Kyiv, the Kyiv City Council deputies reported.

14 participants of a mass brawl and a shootout that had taken place at one of Moscow's cemeteries killing at least three people and injuring 30 may be arrested at the request of the Investigative Committee of Russia. 40 detectives and 12 forensic experts are involved in a large-scale investigation.

18 Crimean Tatars remain in prison in the Russian-annexed Crimea, said head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov, according to Ukrainian media.


26 players were called to join the National football team Ukraine to play at Euro-2016 Cup, according to Ukrainian media quoting the team’s head coach Mykhailo Fomenko.

31 athletes performing in six kinds of sports can be suspended from the 2016 Olympics  in Rio over the doping probe, the statement said of the International Olympic Committee.

50 children have been killed and 138 were wounded in hostilities in Donetsk region, according to the local police press service.

51 troops of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and 3 soldiers of the National Guard of Ukraine were granted an award for personal courage and professionalism in the protection of national sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and loyalty to military oath, according to the press service of the Ukrainian president.

66 people were killed in a crash of EgyptAir A321 passenger jet flight MS804 over the Mediterranean, foreign media reported. The airplane flew from Paris to Cairo. Among the versions of the tragedy, the Egyptian authorities are considering a terrorist attack.

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Ukraine has marked 72 years since the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people from Crimea by the Stalin era authorities, remembering the victims of the tragic events.

75% of the costs needed for the organization of Eurovision-2017 in Ukraine can be covered by the ticket sales, said Jaanika Merilo, the advisor to the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

81.7% of pensioners will receive higher pensions after recalculation due to the increase in the subsistence minimum from May 1, 2015, according to Ukraine’s Pension Fund of.

156 Ukrainian athletes have already won licenses in 25 kinds of sports for participation in the XXXI Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

157 pregnant women across the United States may be infected with a Zika virus, foreign media reported with reference to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

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630 obsolete orders, which hindered rapid decision-making and efficient operations, were abolished by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine, Stepan Poltorak, according to the ministry’s press service. Earlier Poltorak canceled 584 orders issued in the period between 2010 and 2014.

657 people (both civilian and military) are included in the list of the missing persons in Donbas by the SBU, according to the president’s envoy for Donbas conflict settlement, first deputy speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Iryna Gerashchenko. 112 people remain in militant captivity, and another 12 are political prisoners in Russia.

800 people were reported missing as a result of large-scale landslides in Sri Lanka, caused by incessant heavy rains, according to foreign media.

50,000 pieces of munitions have been destroyed in the liberated territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions over the period of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

60,000 people were killed in March 2011 in Syrian prisons controlled by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, foreign media reported with reference to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The cost of hosting a Eurovision-2017 song contest for Ukraine may total EUR 14.5 million, said Yevhen Nyshchuk, Ukraine’s Minister of Culture, according to the national media.

Kharkiv City Council allocated an additional UAH 30 million for the construction of a Pobeda subway station. A total of UAH 230 million was disbursed from the city budget for this reconstruction project in 2016.

Relatives of those killed in the MH17 crash in Donbas demanded from Russia and personally from Russian President Vladimir Putin $330 million in compensation for moral damage in the European Court of Human Rights, according to foreign media.

The Ukrainian utility companies will incur a UAH 420 million loss while supplying hot water to the Ukrainian households due to the fact that in May and June, the service rate does not include a new gas price, as noted by the National energy and utility regulator.

The starting price of the Odesa Portside Chemical Plant was UAH 13.175 billion, or $620 million, according to the terms of its privatization, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.

Ukraine’s banking system, including the insolvent financial institutions, posted a UAH 77.935 billion loss in 2015, according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

Margarita Andreyeva

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