Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich during a signing ceremony after a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission at the ... more 
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Viktor Yanukovich during a signing ceremony after a meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian Interstate Commission at the Kremlin in Moscow, December 17, 2013. Russia threw Ukraine an economic lifeline on Tuesday, agreeing to buy $15 billion of Ukrainian debt and to reduce the price its cash-strapped neighbour pays for vital Russian gas supplies by about one-third. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:02 PM EST