Updates from Ukraine
'Parade' of destroyed Russian military equipment held in Kyiv.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 20, 2022
Dozens of destroyed Russian tanks and armored vehicles have been installed on Kyiv's central Khreshchatyk Street in the lead-up to Ukraine's Independence Day on Aug. 24.
📷AFP via Getty Images. pic.twitter.com/dxoIRB4xeA
Ukraine’s parade of destroyed Russian tanks in central Kyiv proved a big hit today pic.twitter.com/u9s3lkzcY5— Business Ukraine mag (@Biz_Ukraine_Mag) August 20, 2022
On the night of August 20, the Ukrainian Armed Forces attacked the military base of the occupiers in Melitopol, and the Russians responded by hitting residential buildings in the city, Mayor Ivan Fedorov said. #StopRussianAggression pic.twitter.com/6rzdFWmg90— UkraineWorld (@ukraine_world) August 20, 2022
⚡️ 2 more ships carrying Ukrainian grain depart Chornomorsk port.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 20, 2022
It brought the total number of vessels to depart Ukraine's Black Sea ports under a United Nations-brokered deal unblocking Ukrainian grain exports to 27.
⚡️S&P upgrades Ukraine's credit rating from selective default.— The Kyiv Independent (@KyivIndependent) August 20, 2022
S&P on Aug. 19 joined Fitch in upgrading Ukraine's rating after the war-torn country secured a two-year reprieve on its foreign debt from creditors earlier in August.
On Friday, the Biden administration announced a $775 million aid package which aims to help Ukraine mount a counter-offensive against Russia.— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) August 20, 2022
It comes as Ukraine urges the International Atomic Energy Agency to take control of a now Russian-occupied nuclear power plant. pic.twitter.com/LJQoPOmSkI
The United States is stepping up to buy about 150,000 metric tons of grain from Ukraine in the next few weeks for an upcoming shipment of food aid from ports no longer blockaded by war, the World Food Program chief has told @AP. https://t.co/NRer9sDISK— The Associated Press (@AP) August 20, 2022
German security assistance to Ukraine now includes 255 Vulcano high-precision guided artillery rounds, the German government said in a message on its website.https://t.co/wFDC90AiPw— The New Voice of Ukraine (@NewVoiceUkraine) August 20, 2022
The war will end when Putin chooses to end it—or is forced to do so. The alternative is the destruction of Ukraine, @Alexey__Kovalev writes. https://t.co/wfSEmdsQF5— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) August 20, 2022
Russia appears to be relenting somewhat on access to Ukraine's nuclear complex, but fears remain about the risks of sending inspectors while the fighting persists. https://t.co/rkIyip6S4F— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 20, 2022
The West has supplied Ukraine with billions of dollars worth of rockets, drones, tanks and artillery to help fight off Russian forces.— NBC News World (@NBCNewsWorld) August 20, 2022
But soldiers say they are running low on basic supplies, forcing them to seek out creative solutions.https://t.co/O1x4zTdyFd
#Ukraine Ukrainian hackers replaced Russian propaganda @channelone_rus in Crimea with @ZelenskyyUa's address. This was reported by the Center for Strategic Communications of the Armed Forces of #Ukraine. “Crimea is a Ukrainian land,” the message says pic.twitter.com/B9ZMfSmgD7— Hanna Liubakova (@HannaLiubakova) August 20, 2022