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    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce
    Feb22

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce

    ZHOLOBOK (UKRAINE) – Ukrainian forces and rebel separatists traded dozens of prisoners in a frontline eastern town, the first clear sign of progress for an otherwise shaky truce signed a week ago. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed.
    Feb22

    A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed.

    The Ukrainian government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners, a week after a ceasefire came into effect in the east of the country. A total of one hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian soldiers and fifty two rebels were freed. The exchange is the first step carried out successfully under the terms of the Minsk agreements, brokered by...

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed
    Feb22

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

    Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote frontline location Saturday evening, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east.One hundred and thirty nine Ukrainian troops and 52 rebels were exchanged, according to a separatist official...

    Moody's downgrades Russia debt to 'junk' level
    Feb22

    Moody's downgrades Russia debt to 'junk' level

    [WASHINGTON] Moody’s cut Russia’s debt rating by one notch into ‘junk’ territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the rouble will further undermine Russia’s economy. …read more Source: The Business...

    As ruble weakens, Central Asian migrants head back home
    Feb22

    As ruble weakens, Central Asian migrants head back home

    SAINT PETERSBURG (AFP) – When heavy snowfall hit Russias second city of Saint Petersburg last month it was nothing unusual, but city officials were overwhelmed and scrambled to find anyone to clear the streets.As pedestrians slipped and suffered bruises and fractures, exasperated city officials ended up telling residents to go out and...

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce
    Feb22

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce

    ZHOLOBOK (AFP) – Ukrainian forces and rebel separatists traded dozens of prisoners in a frontline eastern town on Saturday, the first clear sign of progress for an otherwise shaky truce signed a week ago.The rare glint of optimism came on the heels of a pro-Russian rebel offensive in the east, capturing a major town from loyalists and...

    Karlovic to face Young in Delray Beach final
    Feb22

    Karlovic to face Young in Delray Beach final

    DELRAY BEACH, United States (AFP) – Fourth seeded Croatian Ivo Karlovic pounded 17 aces, overpowering fifth-seeded Adrian Mannarino on Saturday to reach the ATP Delray Beach Open final.Karlovic, ranked 29th in the world, saved all five break points he faced in the 70-minute match. Hell face American Donald Young, a 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 winner over...

    Amid massive anti-Kiev rally, Yanukovich speaks of return
    Feb22

    Amid massive anti-Kiev rally, Yanukovich speaks of return

    As thousands of Russians rally against 2014 Kiev uprising, ousted Ukrainian president Yanukovich speaks of his return.Kiev accuses Russia of sending more tanks to east UkraineRussia warns West support for Kiev could lead to ‘catastrophe’Flaws found in Ukraine’s probe of Maidan massacreMoves to dismantle ‘Euromaidan’...

    Moody’s Downgrades Russia Debt to ‘Junk’ Level
    Feb22

    Moody’s Downgrades Russia Debt to ‘Junk’ Level

    Washington. Moody’s cut Russia’s debt rating by one notch into ‘junk’ territory Friday, saying the Ukraine crisis and the fall in oil prices and the ruble will further undermine Russia’s economy. Just over one month since its last downgrade of Moscow’s credit rating, Moody’s said Russia “is expected to...

    US warns of Russia sanctions over Ukraine, despite prisoner swap
    Feb22

    US warns of Russia sanctions over Ukraine, despite prisoner swap

    Zholobok (Ukraine) (AFP) – The United States warned Saturday it could level serious sanctions on Russia within days over breaches of Ukraines truce, which is in tatters despite pro-Moscow rebels and government forces exchanging scores of prisoners.AFP journalists in Ukraines eastern frontline town of Zholobok saw 139 Ukrainian soldiers...

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