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    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebels Begin Prisoner Swap
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Pro-Russian Rebels Begin Prisoner Swap

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist rebels have begun swapping prisoners under the terms of a preliminary peace deal signed in Minsk on December 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Cuts Crimea Train and Bus Services
    Dec26

    Ukraine Cuts Crimea Train and Bus Services

    KIEV, Ukraine—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 the port of Sevastopol will run only to stations on the mainland near Crimea starting Saturday. The company said the...

    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s ruble ends 5-day rally, drops 4 percent

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian currency on Friday ended its five-day rally and declined 4 percent as the markets remain jittery over the outlook of the Russian economy. The ruble has been the worst performing currency this year along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, having lost nearly half of its value … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea

    International payment system company Visa Inc. suspended its operations in Crimea after another round of U.S. sanctions, the company said Friday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Putin signs document that calls NATO top military threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs document that calls NATO top military threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea

    Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. The document released by the Kremlin on Friday maintains the provisions of the previous, 2010 edition of the military doctrine regarding...

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Uncertainty Surrounds Planned Ukraine Prisoner Exchange with Rebels
    Dec26

    Uncertainty Surrounds Planned Ukraine Prisoner Exchange with Rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine—A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. Russia’s Interfax news agency said the exchange had been completed successfully on neutral ground between the sectors controlled by the insurgents and the...