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    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Ukraine, Rebels Begin Swapping Hundreds of Prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Rebels Begin Swapping Hundreds of Prisoners

    It is not known exactly how many prisoners are currently held by the two sides, but Ukraine’s military said around 600 Ukrainians were in rebel hands. …read more Source:...

    Vladimir Putin signs military doctrine naming NATO as top threat
    Dec26

    Vladimir Putin signs military doctrine naming NATO as top threat

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP MOSCOW — Russia named NATO’s military buildup near its border as the main military threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a “strategic deterrent,” according to the nation’s new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin Friday. NATO flatly denied it was a...

    Russia dubs NATO major threat in new military doctrine
    Dec26

    Russia dubs NATO major threat in new military doctrine

    President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a revised version of Russia’s military doctrine that names “NATO’s military buildup” and expansion in Eastern Europe as the main external threats to the country’s security, according to a Kremlin statement. Russia’s Security Council said after a meeting last week that the new...

    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear
    Dec26

    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear

    A major exchange of Ukraine 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. …read more Source:...

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Dec26

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine echoing Kremlin accusations that Western nations sponsored a coup in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin
    Dec26

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin

    Last week, as the ruble collapsed in value against the U.S. dollar and a full-blown financial crisis threatened to explode in Russia, news broke that President Barack Obama planned to sign a piece of legislation that essentially amounts to a declaration of war on Russia. The evocatively titled Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which was...

    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...

    Conflicting reports about prisoner exchange in Ukraine
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports about prisoner exchange in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — There are conflicting reports about a major exchange of war prisoners that was supposed to be taking place today in Ukraine. One Russian news agency says it’s been completed, while another says it’s been pushed back by a day. The pro-Russia rebels had been set to release 150 Ukrainian prisoners in exchange for...

    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...