Ukraine drops in Global Peace Index

Source : 112 Ukraine

Overall global situation isn’t getting any better
21:44, 8 June 2016

According to the Global Peace Index, Ukraine fell to 156th place from 163 in the ranking of the most peaceful countries in the world, having lost six positions compared to last year.

Thus, Ukraine stands among the five countries showing the worst dynamics - Yemen, Turkey, Libya and Bahrain, according to DW.

Iceland, Denmark and Austria  are the most peaceful countries in the world. Germany is on the 16th place, the United States take 103th place. Russia remains at 151th place, 5 points before Ukraine, and North Korea is ahead of Russia and stays at 150th place. Syria, Iraq and South Sudan are the last three countries.

The authors of the research note that the last decade "demonstrates the historical deterioration of the situation in the world" after the Second World War.

A significant deterioration appeared due to conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa in the current year. Terrorism is recognized as the highest level on record, and the number of victims in the conflict is the largest in 25 years. In addition, the number of refugees and displaced persons has reached its highest level in 60 years.

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