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Ukraine news today: Freezing cold caused four deaths in western regions

Ukraine news today as of January 6: Freezing cold caused four deaths in western regions, two soldiers wounded in action in Donbas, Canada sent 11 tons of humanitarian aid
Ukraine news today: Freezing cold caused four deaths in western regions

Two soldiers wounded in action on 5 January in eastern Ukraine:

Militants made 32 attacks on positions of Ukrainian military in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation, 1 serviceman was wounded in the Luhansk region, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrainska Pravda.

Russia-backed militants fired the Armed Forces of Ukraine in ATO area in Donbas over the past day.

In the Mariupol sector, they fired small arms and grenade launchers on the villages of Hnutove, Pavlopil, Shyrokyne, Mar’inka, Krasnohorivka, Vodiane, and Novotroitske.

In the Donetsk sector, the enemy fired 152mm mortars on Ukrainian positions near Troitske, 82mm mortars – on Avdiyivka.

In the Luhansk sector, militants bombarded Novozvanivka with 120mm mortars and grenade launchers of various systems.

Two Ukrainian servicemen were wounded in in action.

Four people died of hypothermia as forecast warns of freezing cold up to -25C for 7-8 January:

Deputy Health Minister Oleksandr Linchevsky said this at a meeting of the interdepartmental operative headquarters of the state commission on technogenic and ecological safety and emergencies on worsening of weather conditions in Ukraine, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrinform.

“As of today, 51 cases of hypothermia and frostbite have been registered in health care facilities. Unfortunately, four people died from hypothermia. All victims were from Lviv region,” Linchevsky said.

Forecasts warned of snowstorms and heavy snowfall across Ukraine up to 25-30 cm deep. Temperature is expected to drop to -25C.

Many roads are blocked because of heavy snowfall.

Ukraine news today: Court arrests Yanukovych’s assets:

The Pechersk district court of Kyiv has arrested a house, a flat, two garages, and yacht owned by fugitive Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych.

Ukraine’s PGO pleaded to arrests the assets of the runaway president, including an apartment, two car garages, two parking lots and a yacht.

Yanukovych is suspected of state treason, an attempted altering the territory and the state border of Ukraine, aiding in waging of war and aggression.

Prices in Ukraine rose by 12.4% in 2016:

The State Statistics Service said inflation in Ukraine in 2016 (December 2016 to December 2015) decreased to 12.4% compared with 43.3% inflation in 2015 and reached a minimum value in the past two years, Joinfo.com reports with reference to UNIAN.

According to the data, in 2016, prices rose the most for hot water and heating (by 88%), electricity (by 60%), vegetable oil (by 29.6%), milk (by 23.3%), alcoholic beverages (by 22.5%).

In annual terms, the reduction in prices was recorded for vegetables by 28.6%, eggs – by 9.6%, fruits – by 6.5%.

The State Statistics Service said that the data were presented excluding the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, as well as part of the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone.

Canada sends 11 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine:

Ukrainian Canadian Congress and Canadian civil society organizations have sent 11 tons of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

“January 4, 2017, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Caravan Logіstics Canadian company, and Canadian civil society organizations Ukraine Appeal, GlobalFire, Global Medic, and the League of Ukrainian Canadians collected and sent to Ukraine 11 tons of humanitarian aid, consisting of medical equipment and fire fighting equipment,” the statement reads.

As noted, the mentioned aid will be transferred to hospitals and fire stations in eastern Ukraine, particularly, in the town of Mariupol.