Results of August 20: Flag of Ukraine on the Moscow skyscraper and a new record of the hryvnia
On the high-rise in Moscow, unknown people hung out a Ukrainian flag .
In Moscow, unknown people hung out a Ukrainian flag on the spire of Stalin's high-rise on Kotelnicheskaya Embankment.
In social networks, there are photos that show that unknown people also painted half the star that crowned the skyscraper in blue.
Three hours later the Ukrainian flag was removed from the spire of high-rise buildings in Moscow. Later, on the fact of hanging the Ukrainian flag on a high-rise in Moscow, the case was opened.
At Kiev stations searched for explosives
In Kiev, the police searched for explosives at the Kiev-Passenger and Darnitsa train stations. This UNN reports with reference to the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs on the South-Western Railway. It is reported that the explosives were being searched for because of a call from an unknown person who said - "Get ready, the station is mined."
Royal says she was attacked
Natalia Korolevskaya announced the attack of representatives of the Black Committee's initiative on her and the activists of the Road of Life, who were preparing the dispatch of humanitarian aid for Slavyansk. It is reported that the attackers were about 20 people, and they were "aggressive."
Ilovaysk is taken under the control of law enforcers
Battalion fighters of the Donbass together with the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the battalions of the territorial defense of the Dnieper and Shakhtersk control Iloisk of the Donetsk region. As the press service of the National Guard said: "Now the entire Ukrainian city is controlled by the Ukrainian security forces, although counterattacks by terrorists continue." Later information appeared that volunteer battalions are moving away from Ilovaysk, the city is not taken, the Kyiv City Council deputy Igor Mosiychuk wrote on his Facebook page "Ilovaisk has not been taken by our troops. Volunteer battalions move away from this settlement. According to preliminary information, in the Azov battalion one was killed and six wounded, the information is being specified, "he wrote.
The head of Kherson Regional State Administration was dismissed
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko dismissed the head of the Kherson regional state administration Yury Odarchenko. Let's note, about one month ago, on July, 25th, Odarchenko has written the resignation statement, having declared, that can not occupy a post of the head of Kherson Regional State Administration for ethical reasons.
Ukrainian enterprises do not sell military products to Russia
The government is investigating every appeal about alleged facts of supplies by separate Ukrainian enterprises of military products and dual-use products to Russia, but none of them has been confirmed at the moment. As Minister of Finance Alexander Shlapak said: "We hear rumors about the sale through third countries, each such fact is being investigated ... No military and dual-use products are delivered to Russia."
New record of hryvnia's fall
The National Bank of Ukraine from 14.00 on August 20 lowered the hryvnia to the new historical minimum - 13.22 hryvnia per dollar, the website of the financial controller says.
Ukraine asks the IMF to unite the 3rd and 4th tranches of the loan
Ukraine asks the International Monetary Fund to revise the schedule for allocating funds within the stand by loan, combining its third and fourth tranches with the possibility of receiving them by the end of this year. Minister of Finance Alexander Shlapak said: "We want to unite the third and fourth tranches, we expect that it will be about 2.2 billion dollars, 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 has established the fact that the mobilized military from the Lviv region has not paid more than UAH 500,000 of cash, the press service of the General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine said. The prosecutor's office notes that as a result of inactivity and lack of control of officials of one of the military units of the Lviv region, servicemen mobilized in May and June 2014 have not been assessed and paid cash collateral for a total of more than 500 thousand hryvnia.
Poroshenko said that the association with the EU will be ratified in September
President Petro Poroshenko met with the deputies of the Batkivshchyna faction, with whom he discussed the ratification of the association agreement with the European Union. "We have done a lot to make the association agreement." There is already no discussion in Ukraine whether or not it is worth ratifying this important document, "the president said, assuring that the agreement will be ratified in September.
In Kharkov, canceled all events for the City Day
Mayor of Kharkov Gennady Kernes canceled all events for the City Day, which is traditionally celebrated on August 23. As stated in the appeal of the mayor to residents of Kharkov, posted on the official website of the Kharkov city council: "Unfortunately, this year the road for Kharkiv citizens is marred by events in neighboring areas." There are battles, people are dying. "It would be wrong in these tragic and fateful for Ukraine Day celebrate City Day. "
The deficit of the Ukrainian state budget has increased
The current deficit of the state budget of Ukraine is 5% of GDP at the planned rate of 4.5%. As the Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oleksandr Shlapak stated: "The budget deficit for this year is planned at 4.5%, but it is slightly increased because of the latest changes in the budget - by 7.3 billion hryvnia, now it is 5%."
The GPU gave Russia proof of the presence of her mercenaries in the Donbas
Prosecutor General of Ukraine Vitaly Yarema provided the head of the Prosecutor General's Office of Russia Yuri Chaika 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 taking part in the armed conflict. "I count on your objective legal assessment of the actions of those citizens of the Russian Federation who are threatening peace and stability not only in Ukraine, but also in their homeland," Yarema wrote.
Several McDonald's closed in Moscow
Rospotrebnadzor found numerous violations of the requirements of sanitary legislation in Moscow fast-food restaurants McDonald's, according to a statement posted on the agency's website. As a result of the inspection, a decision was made to "temporarily suspend the activities of McDonald's fast-food enterprises: ZAO Moscow-McDonald's (Svobodny Prospekt, 35B, Bolshaya Bronnaya Str., 29), McDonald's (Mira Ave., 97, Manezhnaya Square, 1, building 2) ".
As a result of fighting in Donetsk, killed nine residents
In Donetsk, as a result of artillery fire, nine residents died on the day of August 20, and 13 others were injured, the press service of the City Council reported. "In the first half of the day there were shelling in Petrovsky (the village of Trudovskaya) and the Kiev area (Poligraficheskaya street) of the city." Unfortunately, there are casualties among civilians. "Seven people were killed in the Petrovsky district, two in Kiev, 13 people were injured in various severity level, "the statement said.
The universities of Donetsk region will start working at the end of September
In the Donetsk region, the academic year in high schools will begin on September 29, said the deputy head of the Donetsk Regional State Administration Tamara Lukyanchuk. According to her, an introductory campaign is being actively conducted in the region. Despite the fact that many graduates have passed independent external testing in other areas, they intend to study in the universities of the Donetsk region.
Dzhemilev appointed as president's authorized representative for Crimean Tatar affairs
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko appointed People's Deputy of Ukraine, ex-leader of the Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev, his commissioner for the affairs of the Crimean Tatar people. The decree on this issue No. 656/2014 was published on the website of the head of state. Earlier, Poroshenko introduced the post of commissioner for the affairs of the Crimean Tatar people, who was entrusted with ensuring the observance of the constitutional rights of the Crimean Tatar people as the indigenous people of Ukraine.