The results 20.08: assurances from the Pentagon and the crash of the destroyer

Итоги 20.08: Заверения Пентагона и авария эсминца

The meeting of Petro Poroshenko and James Mattis in Washington (archive photo)

Correspondent.net presents the main events of yesterday.

A US destroyer collided with a merchant vessel near Singapore

American missile destroyer John S. McCain collided with a merchant vessel Alnic MC off the coast of Singapore in the Pacific.

According to preliminary information, the destroyer was damaged in the stern.

At the moment there are about ten missing, and five wounded sailors.

The Pentagon has assured that the USA support Ukraine as a strategic partner

Pentagon chief James Mattis said that during his visit to Ukraine intends to recall the commitment of Washington to a strategic partnership with Kiev.

He confirmed that he will meet with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Minister of defense Stepan Poltorak on Independence Day.

NABU said that the case of PrivatBank can cause damage to the country

Director of the NABU Artem Sytnik said that in the case of embezzlement of funds in PrivatBank there is a danger of causing great damage to the state.

“The Bank’s shareholders still have not fulfilled their obligations − not blocked loan portfolio, which was actually dead, dummy,” said Sitnik.

Also the head of the Bureau said that in the courts there is a complete sabotage of cases referred to the NEB, and SAP. He stressed that in a few months without even considering a simple case.

Poroshenko showed the upgraded Oplot MBT

President Poroshenko posted on his page in Facebook video upgraded at the Kiev plant tank T-72A. The head of state noted that modernization of the machine of the Kiev armored plant maximally took into account the experience the Ukrainian military in the ATO zone.

 

A Russian court has refused arrest of turbines Siemens

The Moscow arbitration court refused to Siemens in the arrest of turbines that were illegally transferred to the Crimea.

The company demanded the seizure of four turbines moved to the Crimea, and a ban on actions for the installation of gas turbine units.

In Ukraine announced the highest level of fire danger

The State service for emergency situations until 22 August 2017 announced the highest level of fire danger throughout the country.

In Venezuela, refused to dissolve Parliament

Venezuela’s Parliament has refused to implement the decision of the Constitutional Assembly, which had deprived him of legislative authority.

Vice-speaker of the opposition of the Parliament of Venezuela Freddy Guevara called “fraudulent” and “zero” the decision of the Assembly, which consists of supporters of President Nicolas Maduro.

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