A Ukrainian climber was killed while ascending Mount Elbrus / Photo from UNIAN

Week in numbers

Four people were killed in a landslide at Hrybovychi waste dump in Lviv region, 335 MPs supported the president-proposed draft amendments to the Constitution on judiciary, 46 million people in 167 countries around the world live in modern slavery.

A Ukrainian climber was killed while ascending Mount Elbrus / Photo from UNIAN

Two Ukrainian mountain climbers died while ascending Mount Elbrus and Mount Kazbek, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

Four people were killed in a landslide at Hrybovychi waste dump in Lviv region, according to local authorities.

The Russian court accuses four Crimean Tatars of "extremism," said the lawyer, Emil Kurbedinov. The first hearing in this case was held in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don.

Polish Army lieutenant colonel found guilty of spying for Russia by the Military District Court in Warsaw was convicted to six years in jail, five years of deprivation of civil rights and a fine of PLN 16,500, foreign media reported.

Ukraine went up three positions to a 19th spot in the updated FIFA ranking of national football teams, according to the official website of FIFA.

The Migration Service of Finland intends to close up 23 migrant reception centers for adults and families as well as 21 centers for minors before the November 2016, foreign media reported.

42 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed and 350 wounded in eastern Ukraine since the beginning of 2016, as reported by the National Security and Defense Council. Since the beginning of the year, 6,380 attacks on the Ukrainian positions have been recorded.

Lviv border guards seized a 45 kg batch of smuggled amber worth nearly UAH 1 million, according to the local border guard office’s press service.

Border guards detained a large batch of amber in Lviv region / Photo from UNIAN

53% of Ukrainian schoolchildren – more than 2 million of them – will visit Ukrainian summer camps for recreation in 2016, said Minister of Social Policy Andriy Reva.

68 children have been killed and another 186 wounded throughout the period of a military conflict in Donbas, according to Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy.

The volume of unlicensed software being illegally used in Ukraine reaches 82% of the total amount, according to a research study by BSA.

108 MPs of the required 226 voted for the establishment of the Interim Investigative Commission of the Verkhovna Rada to probe the offshore deals of the Ukrainian officials. Thus, the relevant commission has not been established.

115 Meskhetian Turks from the east of Ukraine were repatriated to Turkey, according to Turkey's consulate in Kharkiv. Those who returned to Turkey from Ukraine will be settled in the province of Bitlis, where a cottage settlement was already been built for the group.

150 kg of cocaine was found and seized by law enforcers at the seaport of Rotterdam in the Netherlands during the customs check of one of the freight vessels. A drug courier was a citizen of Ukraine, as reported by the State Border Service of Ukraine which tipped their Dutch colleagues on a smuggling attempt.

237 people's deputies supported the amendments to the Tax Code on reducing the excise tax on imports of used vehicles.

MPs supported the amendments to the Tax Code / twitter.com/chesno_2012

335 MPs backed the president-proposed draft amendments to the Constitution on . In addition, the Verkhovna Rada endorsed the presidential law on judicial system and the status of judges.

700-900 illegal migrants died in one week in attempts to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy, foreign media reported, citing data from Doctors without Borders and the UNHCR.

727 summonses to individuals suspected of crimes against the State were made public by the Prosecutor General’s Office. Among them there are 327 judges, 299 prosecutors, 134 deputies of the Sevastopol city council, and the Crimean parliament, 11 self-proclaimed representatives of the Crimean de-facto authorities, the PGO reported.

A so-called "black accounting book" of the Party of Regions filled in the period between 2008 and 2012, which was submitted to the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine, is 841 pages thick, the agency said. Each page contains about 30 entries.

4,684 people declared their annual income of over UAH 1 million in 2015, according to the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

A fine for driving under influence will be raised to UAH 10,200, that’s according to a draft law adopted by the Verkhovna Rada in the first reading. Also, the perpetrator shall be stripped of their driver’s license for a period of one year.

Odesa police intend to dismantle and destroy a batch of 11,400 smuggled bicycles earlier seized in Odesa, according to the city’s National Police department.

35,000 people may join Poland’s territorial defense forces, which are to be set up in connection with the aggressive policy of Russia, foreign media reported.

90,000 pensioners to whom the payment of pensions was temporarily suspended for the period of verification on suspicions of their residence in the areas beyond the Ukrainian government’s control, will have such payments restored, said Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Rozenko.

Rozenko: Payments to nearly 90,000 pensioners will be restored / Photo from UNIAN

208,800 tonnesof oil and gas condensate has been extracted by Ukraine’s gas producer Ukrgazvydobuvannya over five months of 2016, the company’s press service reported.

Fires engulfed 3.4 million hectares of forest and about 1 million hectares of fields across Russia, the Russian office of Greenpeace said, according to the Russian media.

The Ukrainian Cabinet allocated UAH 29 million for one-time assistance to the victims and families of victims of the clashes during the Revolution of Dignity of 2013-2014.

46 million people in 167 countries around the world live in modern slavery, according to the Global Slavery Index, Walk Free Foundation reported. The number of modern time slaves across the world today increased 28% compared with last year.

The Party of Regions has spent $66 million of corrupt funds for political purposes and bribes in second half of 2012 alone, according to the Ukrainian media.

The EU budget lost EUR 888 million in 2015 due to various fraud schemes, according to the European Anti-Fraud Office, foreign media reported.

Margarita Andreyeva

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