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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

News in Brief

Putin to Visit Kiev

KIEV -- President Vladimir Putin will visit Ukraine on Dec. 22 amid efforts to mend strained relations, Security Council chief Igor Ivanov said.

Putin's visit, his second since the 2004 election of Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko, should "open a new page in our relations," Ivanov said late last week. (AP)

2 Emergency Landings

ROSTOV-ON-DON -- An Aeroflot-Don Tu-154 airliner en route to Istanbul with 62 people on board made an emergency landing in Rostov-on-Don on Friday. No one was injured.

On Saturday, an Aeroflot-Nord airlines Tu-134 with 61 people aboard made an emergency landing in Anapa after the pilot discovered engine trouble shortly after takeoff. The plane had taken off from the Black Sea city for Moscow. (AP)