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Ukraine News Today Jan.25, 2017: Ukraine ranks 131st of Corruption Perceptions Index 2016; 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas, Kharkiv to host European boxing championship

Ukraine News Today: Ukraine ranks 131st of Corruption Perceptions Index 2016; Kharkiv to host European boxing championship 2017; Militants launch 55 attacks in Donbas over the past 24 hours
Ukraine News Today Jan.25, 2017: Ukraine ranks 131st of Corruption Perceptions Index 2016; 1 Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas, Kharkiv to host European boxing championship

Ukraine Crisis: Militants launch 55 attacks on positions of Ukrainian ATO forces over the past 24 hours, according to Ukrainska Pravda

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in the Anti-Terrorist operation area in Donbas, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Ukrainska Pravda.

In the Donetsk sector, militants fired 120mm mortars on the village of Nevelske. They also fired 82mm mortars on Avdiyivka, as well as grenade launchers and small arms – on Luhanske, Kam’anka and Avdiyivka.

In the Mariupol sector, terrorists launched shelling on Talakivka, Vodiane, Shyrokyne, Lebedynske, Novotroitske, Hnutove, Krasnohorivka, Pavlopil and Novohrihorivka with grenade launchers and small arms. Also, snipers were shooting in Shyrokyne, Hnutove and Lebedynske.

In the Luhansk sector, militants fired 120mm mortars and 122mm artillery on Novozvanivka and Troitske. The invaders fired also on Bohuslavske with 82mm mortars, as well as on Troitske with grenade launchers and small arms.

One Ukrainian soldier was wounded in action.

Corruption: Ukraine ranks 131st of Corruption Perceptions Index 2016

Ukraine ranked 131st in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 ranking published by Transparency International (TI) , UNIAN reports.

The level of corruption is increasing in the world, TI said. “This year’s results highlight the connection between corruption and inequality, which feed off each other to create a vicious circle between corruption, unequal distribution of power in society, and unequal distribution of wealth.”

Ukraine ranked 131st among 176 countries in the World Ranking of Corruption Perception and shared this result with a rate of 29 points together with Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran, and Nepal. Over two-thirds of the 176 countries and territories in this year’s index fall below the midpoint of TI’s scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (very clean).

“The global average score is a paltry 43, indicating endemic corruption in a country’s public sector,” the report says.

Sports: East Ukraine Kharkiv city to host European boxing championship in 2017

The 2017 Men’s European Amateur Boxing Championships will take place in Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation’s press service reported, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Interfax-Ukraine.

Other contenders for the right to host the championship were Turkey and Russia. However, the vast majority of the voting members of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) executive committee voted for Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation said.

The European Championship is scheduled for June 14-26, 2017.

The 2017 Men’s European Amateur Boxing Championships will take place in Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation’s press service reported.

Other contenders for the right to host the championship were Turkey and Russia. However, the vast majority of the voting members of the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) executive committee voted for Kharkiv, the Ukrainian Boxing Federation said.

The European Championship is scheduled for June 14-26, 2017.