The results of the week: from the landing of the plane “through the window” to the Deputy Prime Minister non grata

The past week in Ukraine and outside it was pretty busy. We shared the most important and interesting events in four categories.


  • They planted the plane “through the window”

Ukrainian pilot Alexander Akopov managed almost blindly land a passenger aircraft at the international airport of Istanbul. When the plane took off at 1200 metres, hail the size of an egg broken nose and windshield of the plane. Due to high professionalism none of those on Board — 121 passengers and six crew members was hurt. The President of Ukraine awarded the pilot the order “For courage” . degrees.

  • Ukrainian engine in space

Wednesday from Kourou in French Guiana took place on the successful launch of the European carrier rocket light class Vega with a Ukrainian engine. She delivered into orbit two probe satellite. RD-843 developed in design office “Yuzhnoye” and manufactured at Yuzhny machine-building plant.

  • Found the ancient treasure in the river

On the banks of the river Psel (Sumy region) the Amateur archaeologist found an ancient hoard of 80 silver coins of the IX—X centuries and the purse. According to experts, the so-called Samanid dirhams: it’s over 1,000 years and they could be minted in 819-991 years, when after the collapse of the Arab Caliphate in Iran, Tajikistan, Afghanistan dynasty of the Samanids. Collectors have one coin worth 400 to 1000 UAH.

  • Smart tram

In the Chinese city of Qingdao launched the world’s first unmanned aerial tram. He goes at a speed of 70 km/h, holds 380 passengers, and is operated using “artificial intelligence” — self-adjusts the speed of the drive and stop.


  • Ukrainians promise a Siesta

In the heat of employers may want to arrange his staff Siesta — this was said by Vice-Prime Minister Pavlo Rozenko, referring to labour legislation. The head of the Transcarpathian regional state administration Hennadiy Moskal has already reduced the working day in the region of 1 hour from 2 to 10 August.

  • The children will receive more child support

The rules of alimony has changed: now the parents, the income of which is unknown or who work in multiple locations must pay at least half prozhminimuma per child per month (previously only the third). For children up to 6 years, he is 1426 UAH, and from 6 to 18 years — UAH 1777. The maximum amount of alimony is limited to 16 thousand UAH.

  • Skinner faces jail

For torturing animals you can now go to prison — the President signed a law increasing the penalty for cruelty to them. Bullying with the use of weapons, knife, axe or stick — arrest for 6 months or up to 3 years of probation. If torment the children saw or has led to death — 5-8 years in prison. And for a lack of meticulous care of the pet, the fine will 3400-8500 UAH.

  • Biggest catch on the water “the world”

The Ukrainians brought a record number of medals from the world championship on water sports in Budapest for the first time in the history of the 9 awards — two “silver” and seven “bronze”! The final medal is “fished out” the swimmer Mykhailo Romanchuk, who finished second in the 1500 m freestyle, losing only to the Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri.


  • Ukrainians piled stones in South Ossetia

Yesterday seven Ukrainians fell under the rockfall in the mountains of North Ossetia (Russian Federation) — reported by our foreign Ministry. A group of tourists from Odessa piled boulders on the pass the options (Digor district). Three of them suffered serious injuries, not allowing them to move, and at the time of delivery in the Ukrainian consular service of the foreign Ministry continued to conduct a rescue operation.

  • The truck knocked down three teenagers

A terrible accident occurred in the village Prylisne in Volyn: emitted on the sidewalk, the truck was hit by three teenagers at the bus stop. Two girls, 16 and 17 years old, died at the scene, while 16-year-old boy with a broken pelvis and was hospitalized. Graduates rejoiced in the arrival of universities in the capital, went to apply, but missed the bus. The driver of the truck fled, but was caught in his blood was found alcohol.

  • The bus with the Baptists fell off a cliff

In Madagascar, 70 km from the capital Antananarivo, bus 140 young Christians-Baptists who went on a pilgrimage to Mahajani fell into a 20-foot chasm. The driver of the passenger bus lost control on the rise, and as a result of the accident killed at least 34 people.


  • Deputy Prime Minister became persona non grata

The government of Moldova declared persona non grata, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. This was the reaction of the country to the statement Rogozin, speaking for the independence of Transnistria, on the willingness to come to Moldova at the invitation of the Minister of economy Octavina Kalmyk.

  • Escaped from Vienna found in Kiev

In Kiev have detained a legend of world judo and two-time Olympic champion is a 57-year-old Austrian Peter Zayzenbakher, who was wanted by Interpol. He is accused of raping two girls-wards (11 and 13). Peter is already preparing for the extradition to his homeland, where he faces up to 10 years in prison.

  • 864 thousand seconds in the White house

The President of the United States Donald trump fired Director of the White house public relations Anthony of Scaramucci, who was appointed just 10 days ago. The reason he spoke out sharply about a colleague in Primose Raines (head of administration trump), calling him a paranoid schizophrenic. Americans on social networks has estimated that Scaramucci worked at his post only 864 thousand seconds.

  • False suspicions to the Deputy Minister

Almost a detective story happened to Deputy interior Minister Vadim Trojan. First, the media reported about the arrest when receiving a bribe of 2 million UAH, and allegedly confirmed by photos. Itself Trojan immediately denied and said that photo is very old. And then the head of GPU, Yury Lutsenko confirmed that the Trojan actually searched on the case of extortion, but the information was not confirmed, and he’s not a suspect.