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    Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels begin mass prisoner swap (AFP)
    Dec26

    Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels begin mass prisoner swap (AFP)

    Kostyantynivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels on Friday began swapping hundreds of soldiers under the terms of a preliminary deal agreed this week in the Belarusian capital Minsk. …read more Source: The West...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns.The state railways company said that trains bound for Crimea’s regional capital of Simferopol and… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine struggles for festive cheer
    Dec26

    Ukraine struggles for festive cheer

    EIGHT months of fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels has torn Ukraine apart. …read more Source: THE...

    Ukraine suspends trains to Crimea amid security concerns
    Dec26

    Ukraine suspends trains to Crimea amid security concerns

    Ukraine has suspended passenger and cargo train services to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea due to security concerns. …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks (AFP)
    Dec26

    Ukraine, rebels try to revive stalled peace talks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – 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 to end the eight-month separatist war. …read more Source: The West...

    No Ukraine peace talks in Minsk Friday: Belarus (AFP)
    Dec26

    No Ukraine peace talks in Minsk Friday: Belarus (AFP)

    Minsk (AFP) – Ukrainian representatives and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in the Belarussian capital Minsk on Friday for what Kiev had hoped would be the signing of a final peace deal, a Belarussian official said. …read more Source: The West...

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down
    Dec26

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) ” The foreign ministry of Belarus, which has been hosting Ukraine peace talks, says the much-anticipated round of negotiations on Friday has been scrapped.Ministry spokesman Dmitry Mironchik told The Associated… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ukraine-Russia conflict doesn’t stop at the church door
    Dec26

    Ukraine-Russia conflict doesn’t stop at the church door

    In Western Ukraine, religion is another battlefront in the conflict between pro-Russia and pro-Ukraine supporters. Special correspondent Kira Kay reports on the political pressures that have divided … …read more Source: Big News...

    Conflict-hit east Ukraine struggles for festive joy (AFP)
    Dec25

    Conflict-hit east Ukraine struggles for festive joy (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – The big tree with the glimmering holiday lights is up but the festive spirit is missing on Lenin Square in the heart of east Ukraine’s rebel stronghold of Donetsk. …read more Source: The West...

    ‘Difficult’ Ukraine talks end
    Dec25

    ‘Difficult’ Ukraine talks end

    UKRAINIAN and rebel ­envoys end talks yesterday without agreeing on the date of a new round. …read more Source: THE...

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