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Published 2018-12-05 18:14:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in DONBASS
LUGANSK, Novo Russiya – An unidentified detachment of soldiers wearing NATO uniforms was seen by the People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk (RPL) in Donbass territory controlled by Kiev, the head of the press entity Yakov Osadchy told reporters on Tuesday. “In the area of responsibility of the 72nd brigade in the village of Svetlodarsk came a detachment of 28 men equipped with NATO uniforms,” Osadchy said. He added that “the situation in the area of responsibility of the People’s Militia of RPL has a tendency to aggravate.” Earlier, the head of the press office of the… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 16:48:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
DAMASCUS, Syria – On Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on receiving the North Korean foreign minister in Damascus that there might be a shift in the alignment of forces around the world because of the flaws suffered by Western projects. Earlier, North Korean Foreign Minister Lee Young-ho was welcomed by Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem in the Arab capital. The Syrian leader told the minister and the ministerial delegation that similar pressures were being applied in Syria and North Korea. “Their purpose [pressures] is to weaken the states that are independent in making decisions and oppose Western projects,” said… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 16:07:01 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
MOSCOW, Russia – There are at least three reasons that could lead to a military confrontation between Russia and the United States, believes the deputy director of the European and International Research Center of the College of Economics, Dmitry Suslov. Suslov warned that in the short and medium term a global confrontation would be fraught with very serious risks, among them a military confrontation between Russia and the United States with increasing chances to happen. “In my view, there are at least three scenarios of unintended military confrontation between Russia and the US,” Suslov said during the “International Security of… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 15:08:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
BRASILIA, Brazil – A tentative temporary agreement between the presidents of China and the United States parallel to the G20, defining a 90-day truce in the trade confrontation between the two countries, has raised concerns in Brazil about the possible impact of this understanding on the national economy. But, after all, should Brazilians really care? The agreement in question signed by Donald Trump and Xi Jiping expects the United States not to raise tariffs of over $200 billion on Chinese products by 10% to 25%, while China is expected to increase imports of industrial products, agriculture and the US energy… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 13:02:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in HEADLINE-NEWS
HOMS, Syria – Syrian government forces have neutralized 23 members of the ISIS [Daesh] terrorist group in the eastern desert province of Homs, local media reported on Wednesday. According to the Ikhbariya, the military ambushed the extremist militants between Bir al Halba and Bir as Safania, taking them by surprise and killing all of them without mercy. The operation comes shortly after a bomb blast on a bus in the town of Homs, which left at least eight people injured last month. According to the governor of the region, Talal Barazisaid, in recent years, the terrorists have caused an estimated… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 12:07:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in DEFENSE
WASHINGTON DC, The USA – NATO has found the keys to overcoming Russia’s defense in the Crimea and Kaliningrad, said the head of the newly restored US Second Fleet, Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, quoted by the Business Insider newspaper. In particular, the US military has paid special attention to the tactics of Russian troops, according to which Russia is constantly expanding the so-called denial area (A2/AD), ie. denial or interdiction of access of foreign troops to strategically important areas. The former commander of the US Land Forces in Europe said that Russia’s potential to block access to strategic points varies… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-05 11:03:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5
WASHINGTON DC, The USA – The possible activation of Russia’s S-400 missile systems in Syria would pose a growing threat to US troops and US-led Coalition forces, said Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, appointed chief of the US Central Command to the Senate from the USA. “The S-400, once activated, will increase the threat to our forces and our coalition partners flying over Syria,” he said. “We are still working out on how it is going to be executed.” Russia has installed S-400 mobile rocket batteries at Khmeimim air base in Syria but has not yet activated defense systems. The S-400 is… Continue ->
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