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Several previous cease-fires have collapsed after a matter of days,€” but there is hope that this one will hold. On Saturday the U.N. Security Council supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence. AP hide caption

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President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for the media before a bilateral meeting at United Nations headquarters on Sept. 28, 2015. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Thanks To Russia, 2016 Isn't Really Going To End For Obama And Trump

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A fence surrounds an estate in the village of Upper Brookville in the town of Oyster Bay, N.Y., on Long Island. On Friday, the Obama administration closed this compound for Russian diplomats, in retaliation for spying and cyber-meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Alexander F. Yuan/AP hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the White House on Dec. 16; Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks in Moscow on Dec. 23. The U.S. announced sanctions against Moscow on Thursday, and the Kremlin responded Friday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. intelligence agencies maintain that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the hacking of Democratic officials'™ email accounts during the runup to the presidential election. Toru Hanai/AP hide caption

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Syrians walk past destroyed buildings in the former rebel-held Ansari district in Aleppo last Friday after Syrian government forces regained control of the divided city. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man looks out at the Black Sea from the coastal city of Sochi, on Monday, a day after a military plane crashed out at sea. The Russian military plane crashed on its way to Syria on Sunday, with no sign of survivors among the 92 on board. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Russian police patrol the shores along the Black Sea at Sochi on Monday, one day after a Russian military plane crashed into the sea. An extensive search effort has revealed no sign of survivors among the 92 on board. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During his annual news conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he agreed with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that even someone lying on their sofa could have hacked the Democratic National Committee. Pavel Golovkin/AP hide caption

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In Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (right) and Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu offer flowers in memory of Andrei Karlov, Russia's ambassador to Turkey. Karlov was fatally shot Monday in Ankara. Maxim Shemetov/AP hide caption

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Marina Karlov, the wife of slain Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov, lays her head on his coffin during a ceremony at Esenboga International Airport on Tuesday in Ankara, Turkey. Erhan Ortac/Getty Images hide caption

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An Associated Press photographer at the scene reports this man shot Andrei Karlov, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, at a photo gallery in Ankara on Monday. Burhan Ozbilici/AP hide caption

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During a year-end news conference at the White House on Friday, President Obama warned Russia, whom U.S. intelligence is accusing of interfering in the presidential election, "We can do stuff to you." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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