Economic Crash Puts Putin's 'New Russia' Dream On Hold
Vladimir Putin had dreamt of building a "New Russia" that included parts of Ukraine. But bogged down rebels and a tanking ruble could end that.By Zach Toombs | December 27, 2014
"Peace" in Ukraine looks a lot like war.
About 4,700 people have been killed in fighting between Ukraine and Russian-backed militants — Euronews says a quarter of those deaths have come after a cease-fire agreement in September.
Despite gains by Ukraine's armed forces, Russian militants still control Donetsk and Luhansk, major cities in the country's east. And that's where fighting in recent months has focused. (Image via Google)