PACE deputies voted against the return of the Russian delegation / Photo from UNIAN

Week in Numbers

Zero PACE deputies voted for giving back the right to the Russian delegation to attend the meetings; 51.9% of UK voters chose Brexit in the referendum; 376 candidates for posts of Ukrainian MPs will take part in mid-term elections to the Verkhovna Rada at seven constituencies.

PACE deputies voted against the return of the Russian delegation / Photo from UNIAN

Zero deputies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) voted for giving back the right to the Russian delegation to attend the meetings again.

Three Maidan protesters were killed and another two wounded from weapons of ex-police special force squad (Berkut) troops Oleksandr Zinchenko and Pavlo Abroskin February 20, 2014, according to the results of forensic examination, as announced by prosecutors.

Three Ukrainian tennis players are now among the Top 100 in the updated ATP rankings. Oleksandr Dolgopolov ranks 32nd, Ilya Marchenko is 86th, and Serhiy Stakhovsky is 92nd.

One of Serbia’s richest oligarchs was imprisoned for five years for tax evasion amounting to about EUR 3 million, according to foreign media.

Six of the most popular beaches in Odesa – Otrada, Dolphin, Arcadia, Chaika, Kurortnyi and Zolotyi Bereh – are closed for swimming due to the deterioration of the microbiological indicators of sea water samples, according to the Odesa City Council.

Seven Ukrainian citizens were injured in a traffic accident near Fatezh in Kursk region of the Russian Federation, according to the Department of Consular Service of the MFA of Ukraine.

15 children were killed in Karelia, the Presidential Commissioner for Children's Rights Pavel Astakhov said, according to the Russian media. The tragedy occurred during a storm on a lake, when the boat carrying a group of 47 children and four adults from a nearby summer camp capsized.

18 convicts can be transferred from the temporarily occupied Crimea to the territory controlled by Ukraine, said Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights Valeria Lutkovska after a meeting with her Russian counterpart Tatyana Moskalkova.

35% of solid waste from Lviv will be transported to an incinerator facility in Kyiv, Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadoviy said, referring to the relevant agreement with Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko.

36 people are wanted by prosecutors in the so-called Euromaidan cases, according to the Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine. In addition, 19 people are already being tried, and in 13 cases, pre-trial investigation is almost complete.


51.9% of UK voters in the national referendum favored the Leave the EU campaign, with 48.1% having voted for Remain, foreign media reported. At the same time, a petition to hold another referendum on the UK's membership of the EU has already gained 3 million signatures (with 100,000 signatures needed for the parliament to consider the petition for debate).In the first 12 hours alone, the petition was signed by 555,000 people.

70% of households across Ukraine need thermo-modernization, insulation of external walls, replacement of outdated windows, modernization of heating networks and hot water supply, installation of individual heating, etc., said Vice Prime Minister, head of Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing, and Communal Services of Ukraine Hennadiy Zubko.

85% of quotas for duty-free supply of food to the European Union have already been used by the Ukrainian exporters, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

88 people, including 12 children, have drowned in Ukraine since early June, according to the State Emergency Service.

93 people were killed by lightning strikes in India, foreign media reported. Most of the victims were the farmers and other agricultural workers who were out in the fields during a thunderstorm.

145 new trade restrictions have been introduced by G20 over six months (from mid-October 2015 to mid-May 2016), according to the review by the World Trade Organization. Since 2009, the countries have introduced 1,583 restrictive measures, with only a quarter of them (387) being canceled. These restrictions relate to 6% of G20 imports, or 5% of world imports.

240 deputies of the Swedish parliament voted "for" and 45 "against" the law toughening the asylum procedure for refugees, foreign media reported.

287 deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation endorsed in the second and third readings the "anti-terrorism package" of bills increasing prison terms and fines under a number of articles of the Criminal Code. Non-reporting a crime in Russia can now result imprisonment, Russian media reported.

290 hectares of crops and 190 hectares of orchards have suffered as a result of bad weather in western Ukraine, according to the State Emergency Service.

376 candidates for the post of a member of parliament in seven single-mandate constituencies were registered in the Central Election Commission for mid-term elections to the Verkhovna Rada, according to the CEC.

7,500 hectares of forest caught on fire in the central part of California, according to foreign media. Forest fires have destroyed about a hundred buildings, while nearly 1,500 homes and buildings remain under threat of destruction. The fire has killed two people.

41,000 militants and regular Russian troops are now in the Ukrainian Donbas, according to the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

UAH 130,000 of additional funds has been allocated by Ukraine’s Health Ministry from its reserve fund for the purchase of medicines and disinfectants in Izmail. The number of those who were affected in mass poisoning due to the polluted water in sewers exceeded 600 people.

405,400 tonnes of deficient anthracite coal is stored in the warehouses of Ukrainian thermal power plants, according to the state-owned Ukrenergo.

RUB 15 million and religious hatred were named the motives behind the murder of a Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation said.

65.3 million people in 2015 were recognized as refugees, persons who apply for asylum, or internally displaced persons, according to the UNHCR, foreign media reported. Thus, about one in 113 people around the world is a refugee.

Net capital outflow from Russia in 2016 will amount to $25 billion, according to the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Russian media reported.

400 of the world’s richest people have lost $127.4 billion because of the UK voters having supported Brexit in the referendum, according to the foreign media.

Margarita Andreyeva

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