Well, it is for us here in Canada.

The troubles in Eastern Ukraine continue. Canadians continue to help, with medical support, and other.

Nothing much heard from Crimea.
The Kremlin PR-machine continues to work really well. Friends from the UK are stating that Crimea was always Russian. Not true. As James Bond stated, “Governments change, but the lies stay the same”.

PS: Russia claims the same early history as Ukraine. Claiming the Kievan Rus empire as their own. Maybe Putin is still trying for the grand design. Or he is just stirring up trouble to enhance his reputation in Russia. A Merry Christmas thought indeed.