The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-08

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Ukrainian President Wants to Abolish Treaty of Friendship with Russia

Published 2018-12-08 21:41:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko said on Saturday he would sign a law abolishing the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine on Monday. On Thursday, the Ukrainian parliament voted to not extend the treaty, which runs until April 1, 2019. Of the 450 parliamentarians, a total of 277 supported the measure. “There is a certain symbolism at the end of the agreement on the so-called friendship with Russia. I will sign the corresponding law on Monday,” Poroshenko said in his official Twitter account. Є певний символізм в припиненні дії Договору про так звану дружбу… Continue ->


Russian Deputy: US Uses Terrorists to Exert Pressure and Influence Sovereign Countries

Published 2018-12-08 20:46:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5

MOSCOW, Russia – The US uses terrorists as a tool of pressure and direct interference in the affairs of sovereign states, said Russian Deputy Vyacheslav Volodin. “The US geopolitical ambitions, which continue to use terrorists and extremists as an instrument of pressure and direct interference in the affairs of sovereign states, impede working together. [The Americans] try to justify on the basis on the so-called concept of resistance to violent extremism,”the Russian politician said indignantly. He explained that under this concept countries are forced to apply “antiextremist standards” in the education of society by so-called “international independent experts”, circumventing legitimate… Continue ->


‘Bears Here, Bears There’: Putin Describes His Trip Through the Wild Places of Russia

Published 2018-12-08 18:50:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

SIBERIA, Russia – Speaking at the annual awards ceremony of the Russian Geographical Society in the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that during his vacation in Siberia he came face-to-face with several bears. The Russian leader chairs the Russian Geographical Society’s Sponsorship Council (RGO), one of the oldest scientific societies in the world that organizes expeditions and plays an important role in the exploration of Siberia, Central Asia, the Far East and the Pacific. During the ceremony, Putin thanked the researchers for their work and praised their dedication for taking care of nature. He also told a curious story… Continue ->


Kiev Antagonizing Donbass for WAR, Conducts Firing Line Training

Published 2018-12-08 18:15:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in DONBASS

LUGANSK, Novorussiya – The Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted firing drills with the Strela-10 surface-to-air missile systems near the Donbass line of contact, the People’s Militia spokesman of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Lugansk (RPL), Andrei Marochko, said on Saturday. At the end of 2015, the Minsk agreement was signed which requires the withdrawal of all heavy armaments at the same distance on both sides in order to create a50 km safety zone for artillery and tanks of more than 100mm caliber . “Violating the heavy weapons withdrawal line, at a distance of 15 kilometers from the contact line in the… Continue ->


Russian Embassy: ‘United Kingdom is Trying to Create a Hostile Image of Moscow’

Published 2018-12-08 12:03:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5

LONDON, United Kingdom – British officials are trying to create a hostile image of Moscow in order to hamper the interaction of Russian diplomats with the UK population, the Russian embassy in London accused on Thursday. “The content of such publications, which appear regularly in the British media with the connivance of the authorities, shows that the current Conservative government is increasing its efforts to create a ‘toxic’ image of the Russian embassy, ​​in order to complicate our interaction with the British public as much as possible. Embassy officials traveling throughout the country are absolutely normal, legal and indispensable part… Continue ->


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