The results of August 20: The flag of Ukraine on the Moscow high-rise and a new record for the fall of the hryvnia
On a high-rise in Moscow, unknown hung out a Ukrainian flag .
In Moscow, unknown persons hung a Ukrainian flag on the spire of the Stalinist skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment.
Photos appeared on social networks, by which one can judge that unknown persons also painted half of the star crowning the high-rise, in blue.
Three hours later, the Ukrainian flag was removed from the spire of a high-rise in Moscow. Later, upon the hanging of the Ukrainian flag on a high-rise in Moscow, a case was opened.
At the Kiev railway stations were looking for explosives
In Kiev, the police were looking for explosives at the Kiev-Passenger and Darnitsa train stations. Reports about it UNN with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine on the South-Western Railway. Reportedly, they were looking for explosives because of a call from an unknown person who said - "Get ready, the train station is mined."
Royal says she was attacked
Nataliya Korolevska announced the attack of representatives of the Black Committee’s initiative on her and the Life Roads activists who were preparing to send humanitarian aid for Slavyansk. It was reported that the attackers were about 20 people, and they were "aggressively inclined."
Ilovaisk taken under the control of the security forces
Fighters of the Donbass battalion together with the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the territorial defense battalions of the Dnepr and Shakhtersk control Ilovaisk Donetsk region. As the press service of the National Guard reported: “Now the entire city is controlled by the Ukrainian security forces, although counter-attacks by terrorists are continuing.” Later there was information that volunteer battalions were moving away from Ilovaisk, the city was not taken, the deputy of Kyiv City Council Igor Mosiychuk wrote on Facebook "Ilovaysk is not taken by our troops. Volunteer battalions depart from this settlement. According to preliminary information, in the Azov battalion, one was killed and six wounded, information is being specified, "he wrote.
Head of Kherson Regional State Administration dismissed
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko dismissed the chairman of the Kherson Regional State Administration, Yuri Odarchenko. We note, about a month ago, on July 25, Odarchenko wrote a letter of resignation, stating that he could not hold the position of head of the Kherson Regional State Administration for ethical reasons.
Ukrainian enterprises do not sell military products to Russia
The government is investigating every complaint about allegedly available facts of deliveries by individual Ukrainian enterprises of military products and dual-use products to Russia, but none of them have been confirmed to date. According to Finance Minister Alexander Shlapak: “We hear rumors about the sale through third countries, every such fact is investigated ... No military and dual-use products are shipped to Russia.”
New record of falling hryvnia
The National Bank of Ukraine from 14.00 on August 20 lowered the hryvnia exchange rate to a new historical minimum - 13.22 hryvnia per dollar, according to the website of the financial regulator.
Ukraine asks the IMF to combine the 3rd and 4th tranches of the loan
Ukraine asks the International Monetary Fund to reconsider the allocation of funds under the stand by loan, combining its third and fourth tranches with the possibility of receiving them before the end of this year. As Finance Minister Alexander Shlapak said: “We want to unite the 3rd and 4th tranches. We expect it to be about $ 2.2 billion. And we expect to receive them by the end of the year.”
Debts to the military
The prosecutor's office of the Western region of Ukraine established the fact of non-payment of the mobilized military from the Lviv region more than 500 thousand hryvnia cash, the press service of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine said. The prosecutor's office noted that as a result of inaction and the lack of control of officials of one of the military units of the Lviv region, the military personnel mobilized in May and June 2014 did not accrue and did not pay cash security totaling over 500 thousand hryvnia.
Poroshenko said that the association with the EU will be ratified in September
President Petro Poroshenko met with deputies of the Batkivshchyna faction, with whom he discussed the ratification of the association agreement with the European Union. “We all did a lot for the association agreement to take place. There is no discussion in Ukraine whether it is worth it or not to ratify this important document,” the president said, assuring that the agreement would be ratified in September.
In Kharkov, canceled all the activities of the City Day
Kharkiv Mayor Gennady Kernes canceled all the events dedicated to the Day of the City, which is traditionally celebrated on August 23. As stated in the appeal of the mayor to the residents of Kharkiv, posted on the official website of the Kharkiv City Council: “Unfortunately, this year’s dear day for the Kharkiv citizens is overshadowed by events in neighboring regions. There are battles, people are dying. It would be wrong on these tragic and fateful Ukraine's days to celebrate the Day of the city. ”
The deficit of the Ukrainian state budget has increased
The current state budget deficit of Ukraine is 5% of GDP, with a planned figure of 4.5%. As the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Shlapak stated: "The budget deficit for this year is planned to be 4.5%, but it is slightly increased due to recent changes in the budget - by UAH 7.3 billion. Now it is 5%."
GPU gave Russia evidence of the presence of its mercenaries in the Donbass
The Prosecutor General of Ukraine, Vitaly Yarema, provided the head of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia, Yuri Chayka, with evidence of the participation of Russian citizens in the conflict in Ukraine and the financing of the separatists. Yarema expects that his Russian counterpart will give an objective legal assessment of the actions of Russian citizens involved in the armed conflict. “I count on your objective legal assessment of the actions of those citizens of the Russian Federation who pose a threat to peace and stability not only in Ukraine, but also in their homeland,” Yarema wrote.
In Moscow, closed several McDonald`s
Rospotrebnadzor found numerous violations of the requirements of sanitary legislation in Moscow fast food restaurants McDonald `s, said in a statement on the site department. As a result of the audit, a decision was made “to temporarily ban the activities of McDonald`s fast-food enterprises: Moscow-McDonald's CJSC (Svobodny Avenue, 35B, Bolshaya Bronnaya Street, 29), McDonald’s LLC (Mira Avenue, 97, 1, building 2) ”.
As a result of the battles in Donetsk killed nine residents
In Donetsk, as a result of artillery bombardments on the afternoon of August 20, nine residents were killed, another 13 people were injured, the city council press service reports. "In the first half of the day there were shelling in Petrovsky (village of the Trudovskaya mine) and Kievsky district (Poligraficheskaya St.) of the city. Unfortunately, there were civilian casualties. Seven people died in the Petrovsky district, two in Kievsky, 13 people were injured severity, "- said in a statement.
Universities of Donetsk region will start working in late September
In Donetsk region, the academic year in universities will begin on September 29, said the deputy head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Tamara Lukyanchuk. According to her, an introductory campaign is actively conducted in the region. Despite the fact that many graduates passed external independent testing in other areas, they intend to study at universities in Donetsk region.
Dzhemilev appointed president's representative for the Crimean Tatars
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has appointed the People's Deputy of Ukraine, the former leader of the Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev as his representative for the affairs of the Crimean Tatar people. Decree on this №656 / 2014 published on the website of the head of state. Earlier, Poroshenko introduced the post of Commissioner for the Crimean Tatar People, who was entrusted with ensuring compliance with the constitutional rights of the Crimean Tatar people as the indigenous people of Ukraine.