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    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. The pro-Russia rebels are set to release 150 Ukrainian prisoners in exchange for the Ukrainian government releasing 222 captives. Russia’s Interfax and RIA Novosti news agencies are reporting that the...

    Ukraine Suspends Trains To Crimea, Citing Security Concerns
    Dec26

    Ukraine Suspends Trains To Crimea, Citing Security Concerns

    Ukraine says it is halting all train services to Russian-annexed Crimea because of security concerns. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russia’s Ruble Bounces Back 4% From Record Lows
    Dec26

    Russia’s Ruble Bounces Back 4% From Record Lows

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s ruble rose on Friday to its strongest levels in more than three weeks, in a sharp rebound from its recent all-time lows, after the government ordered exporters to sell some of their hard currency revenues. The ruble plunged to all-time lows last week on heavy falls in the price of oil, the backbone of the...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Report Little Progress In Talks To End Fighting
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Report Little Progress In Talks To End Fighting

    Ukraine and pro-Russia rebels reported scant progress toward their goal of a cease-fire after the first high-level talks between the two sides in months. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Fleeing Their Country’s Civil War, Ukrainian Jews Head For Israel
    Dec26

    Fleeing Their Country’s Civil War, Ukrainian Jews Head For Israel

    Yulia, Kostiantyn and their daughter, Valerie, don’t look like a typical refugee family. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine talks canceled in Minsk, Belarus
    Dec26

    Ukraine talks canceled in Minsk, Belarus

    Ed AdamczykMINSK, Belarus, Dec. 26 (UPI) — A crucial round of negotiations to end the Ukraine conflict was scrapped Friday, with some negotiators returning home from Minsk, Belarus, site of the talks. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Cuts Power, Train Services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine Cuts Power, Train Services to Crimea

    Ukraine cut off electricity and train services to Crimea, moves that could raise tensions with Russia, which annexed the peninsula in March and has been prodding Kiev to negotiate with Moscow-backed rebels in the country’s eastern provinces. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    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 against the dollar. Russian Finance Minister Anton...

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent
    Dec26

    Russia’s Ruble Ends 5-day Rally, Drops 4 Percent

    MOSCOW— The Russian currency has 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 against the dollar. Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov...