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    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce
    Feb22

    Major prisoner swap in Ukraine bolsters shaky truce

    Zholobok (Ukraine) (AFP) – 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.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 drawing...

    Ukraine exchanges dozens of prisoners with pro-Russian rebels
    Feb22

    Ukraine exchanges dozens of prisoners with pro-Russian rebels

    Fred LambertZHOLOBOK, Ukraine, Feb. 21 (UPI) — In the first step toward obeying terms of a Feb. 12 agreement, Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels have exchanged dozens of prisoners. …read more Source: United Press...

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed
    Feb22

    First Ukraine war prisoner exchange completed

    Dorina, 3 years-old, stands while an elderly woman picks tree branches for fire, in Debaltseve, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. After weeks of relentless fighting, the embattled Ukrainian rail… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    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… …read more Source:...

    Russian Loyalists Hold ‘Anti-Maidan’ March in Moscow
    Feb22

    Russian Loyalists Hold ‘Anti-Maidan’ March in Moscow

    As Ukraine marks the one-year anniversary of the Euromaidan uprising that toppled its Russia-leaning president, thousands of demonstrators in Moscow on Saturday held what they called an “anti-Maidan” march. The protesters said their goal is to prevent a similar uprising from happening in Russia. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read...

    Moscow sanctioned plan to invade Ukraine
    Feb22

    Moscow sanctioned plan to invade Ukraine

    Document outlines strategy on Crimea and belittles Viktor Yanukovych before his downfall, Russian news agency reports. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine: Military, separatists swap prisoners
    Feb22

    Ukraine: Military, separatists swap prisoners

    ZHOLOBOK, Ukraine — Ukrainian military and separatist representatives exchanged dozens of prisoners under cover of darkness at a remote front-line location Saturday night, kicking off a process intended to usher in peace to the conflict-ridden east. A busload of Ukrainian soldiers in military fatigues was transported earlier in the day from the...

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 22
    Feb22

    News of the day from across the globe, Feb. 22

    White caskets draped with the Haitian flag were lined up in front of a stage where government officials including President Michel Martelly greeted the victims’ relatives. The accident occurred early Tuesday when a singer aboard one of the Carnival floats touched a power line and caused the crowd to panic, resulting in a stampede. Merkel...

    First Ukraine War Prisoner Exchange Completed
    Feb22

    First Ukraine War Prisoner Exchange Completed

    The swap of 139 Ukrainian troops for 52 rebels is part of a process intended to usher peace to the east. …read more Source:...