Week in numbers
12 states have reached the most comprehensive in past 20 years trade agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, at least 95 people were killed in two explosions in Ankara, The Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered 597 non-combat casualties in 2014-2015.
Only two out of 57 airstrikes by the Russian Air Force in Syria have actually hit the targets associated with an Islamic State, said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. In particular, the non-governmental organization "Doctors for Human Rights" notes that at least three health care institutions were hit in just 2 days of bombings in Syria.
Ukrainian boxer Viktor Postol ranks 2nd in light welterweight, according to an authoritative website Boxerec. Postol recently won the WBC world title in his category. The only sportsman ahead of the Ukrainian boxer in the ranking is WBO world champion Terrence Crawford from the U.S. Another American boxer Lamont Peterson ranks third.
Two students responsible for burning down the Kyiv movie theater Zhovten were charged with hooliganism and illegal possession of explosives, and sentenced to two and three years of imprisonment with a two-year probation period, according to the prosecutor's office in Kyiv’s Podolsky district.
The State Service for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadaster may need up to three years to process and include in the State Land Cadastre of Ukraine all the missing information about the land plots. As of today, the land cadaster is only 60% full.
Four candidates have been included in the lists of presidential candidates in Belarus, among them – president incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, who is aiming at his 5th term, foreign media reported.
Seven Crimean Tatars have been arrested and another ten remain under investigation by the Russian authorities over the period of the occupation of Ukraine’s Crimea, according to the Central election committee of the Kurultai of the Crimean Tatars.
12 states - the US, Japan, New Zealand, Vietnam, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Peru, Philippines, Brunei, Singapore, Chile and Mexico - have signed a Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty (TPP), foreign media reported. The most comprehensive agreement over the past 20 years, it envisages a creation of a free trade area in the Asia-Pacific region (which is 40% of world trade).
17 former officials from entourage of Ukraine’s ousted ex-president Viktor Yanukovych will remain under the EU sanctions until March 2016, as reported by the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine.
48 Ukrainian banks are under the scrutiny of the National Bank of Ukraine due to a lack of transparency in their ownership structure, according to the NBU. In case of non-disclosure of information about the real owners according to the NBU’s regulations, these banks may be deemed problematic, and subsequently insolvent.
72% of the Russians reacted positively to the airstrikes by the Russian Air Force "on the positions of the Islamic state in Syria," according to a survey by the Russian Levada Center. 28% of the Russians stand against the Russian military involvement in the Syrian conflict.
95 people were killed in two blasts that hit Turkish capital Ankara, according to a coordination center at Prime Minister’s administration. Another 246 wounded have been taken to hospitals, with 48 of them still remaining in the intensive care. A three-day mourning for the dead is declared in Turkey.
153 Ukrainians remain in militant captivity in eastern Ukraine, according to the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU). Another 801 Ukrainian citizens are declared missing.
492 officials have been sentenced in the past two months on corruption charges, said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. According to him, more than 500 people have been prosecuted.
The Ukrainian Armed Forces suffered 597 non-combat casualties in 2014-2015, according to the Ministry of Defense, responding to a request by NGO Centre UA. 171 troops committed suicide, 137 fell victim of an accident, 64 were killed by other soldiers, 26 were killed by civilians, 112 died in accidents, while 87 died because of a violation of security protocol, 66 of them – because of improper handling of weapons and ammunition.
938 female soldiers took part in the ATO, as noted by the Defense Ministry. A total number of military servicewomen amounts to nearly 14,500, with another 30,500 female employees of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
42,000 explosive devices have been swept and destroyed in Donetsk and Luhansk region since the beginning of the ATO, according to State Emergency Service of Ukraine. More than 600 planted explosive devices have been specifically disguised as children's toys, books and other household items, according to the Ukrainian officials.
93,000 participants of the ATO have been recognized as combatants and are eligible for the corresponding status, according to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Naftogaz Ukrainy will pay EUR 2.5 million to a Norwegian law firm Wikborg, Rein & Co to defend the company’s interests in a settlement of disputes with the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom. The term of contract is agreed until the end of 2015, according to a statement posted on a Public Procurement web service.
3.3 million households (more than 10 million Ukrainians) were granted utility subsidies, according to Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. Another 1 million people will receive subsidies in the near future.
BP will have to pay $20.8 billion in fines for the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, according to US media, citing data from the US Administration.
$70.562 billion is the total amount of Ukraine’s public and government-backed debt as of early fall, according to the Ministry of Finance. This is 1.07% more than in the early 2015. At the same time, the International Monetary Fund, Ukraine’s key creditor, forecasts the increase of the country’s gross public debt to 94.4% by the end of 2015, with a following reduction by 2020.