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    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push
    Dec27

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA , Ukraine – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea.The exchange began Friday on a dark and isolated stretch of a road north of the devastated...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners
    Dec27

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian insurgency flared...

    Femen activist who grabbed Nativity Jesus at Vatican still jailed
    Dec27

    Femen activist who grabbed Nativity Jesus at Vatican still jailed

    VATICAN CITY: The bare-breasted activist from feminist group Femen who snatched the baby Jesus figurine from St Peter’s Square Nativity scene on Christmas day remained under arrest in the Vatican on Friday. The woman, Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova from Ukraine, remained under arrest in a Vatican cell awaiting possible trial for...

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end ‘financial slavery’
    Dec27

    Dollar mortgage holders urge Russia to end ‘financial slavery’

    Moscow (AFP) – When Olga Savelyeva took out a $226,000 mortgage to buy a small apartment on the outskirts of Moscow in 2008, she could never have imagined that the ruble would lose more than half its value in a few short years.But Savelyevas $2,090 monthly instalments have skyrocketed in ruble terms due to the Russian currencys dive against...

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push
    Dec27

    Kiev and rebels swap hundreds of captives in peace push

    Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels were on Saturday set to complete a swap of hundreds of prisoners as part of a new push for peace that came despite Kiev’s decision to cut off key transport links to breakaway Crimea. The exchange began Friday on a dark and isolated stretch of a road north of the devastated eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk,...

    Russia forecasts economic slump as bailed-out bank gets more funds
    Dec27

    Russia forecasts economic slump as bailed-out bank gets more funds

    Slumping oil prices have put Russia’s economy on course for a sharp recession and double-digit inflation next year, government ministers said on Friday, as authorities scaled up a bailout for the first bank to succumb to this month’s ruble crisis.Russia says ruble crisis over as reserves dive, inflation climbsRussia says Kiev’s...

    Prisoners swapped in dark of Ukraine frontline
    Dec27

    Prisoners swapped in dark of Ukraine frontline

    KOSTYANTYNIVKA: The two warring sides lined up the prisoners some 100 metres apart on an isolated stretch of highw …read more Source: Geo...

    Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter
    Dec27

    Ukraine and separatists swap prisoners as peace talks falter

    MOSCOW – The Ukrainian government and separatists from the country’s southeast yesterday (Dec 26) began swapping hundreds of prisoners of war in a rare sign of cooperation between the two sides. The prisoner exchange, which was reported by the Interfax news… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive peace talks
    Dec27

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive peace talks

    KIEV: Ukrainian and pro-Russian rebel leaders tried on Friday to revive peace talks that stalled after just one round due to stark difference over how …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap hundreds of prisoners
    Dec27

    Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels swap hundreds of prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and separatists exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war on Friday, a spokesman for President Petro Poroshenko said, part of a 12-point plan aimed at ending the pro-Russian uprising in the east of the country. …read more Source: South China Morning...

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