The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-10

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Ukraine on Verge of Launching WAR against Donbass

Published 2018-12-10 18:40:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in DONBASS

DONETSK, Novorusiya – The People’s Militia of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk (DPR) reported on the concentration of more than 12,000 Ukrainian security forces and 90 units of military equipment in the south of the Donetsk region. According to the information, in the opinion of the leadership of the RPD, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will start the attack on December 14. Evidence was obtained on the preparation of an offensive in the region of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol by the Ukrainian military, according to the deputy commander of the RPD People’s Militia, Eduard Basurin, aiming at conquering… Continue ->


Poroshenko Signs Law Abrogating the Treaty of Friendship with Russia

Published 2018-12-10 17:36:00 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

KIEV, Ukraine – The Ukrainian president, Pyotr Poroshenko, announced on Monday that the law abolishing the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Partnership between Russia and Ukraine was signed and will come into effect from April 1, 2019. The president made the announcement on his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/JQW0sTf8fm— Петро Порошенко (@poroshenko) December 10, 2018 In September, Poroshenko approved the decision of the National Security and Defense Council for the termination of the treaty. Kiev commented on that occasion that it was not the denunciation of the agreement but of the decision not to extend it. Moscow described the decision of Kiev… Continue ->


US Will Attempt Coup in Venezuela If Economic Pressure Does Not Work

Published 2018-12-10 17:12:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Sunday that the United States was preparing a coup in Venezuela. An expert on Latin American issues looks at whether there are grounds for such a coup and whether the US can really escalate the situation in Venezuela anytime soon. Threatening cooperation For the director general of the Latin American Center Hugo Chavez, Egor Lidovskoi, the news on coup plans is perfectly plausible after recent visits of Nicolas Maduro to Russia and Turkey. The Russian expert stresses that in addition to signing the agreements that have been announced, such as Russian investment… Continue ->


On The Road to Modernization: Russian Navy Strengthens its Aviation to DESTROY All Threats

Published 2018-12-10 11:59:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in DEFENSE

MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian navy is expected to receive by the end of 2019 the amphibious Be-200 aircraft and has modernized almost half of its fleet of helicopters, naval aviation commander Igor Kozhin said on Monday. “By the end of the 2019 school year, we must receive Be-200 amphibious aircrafts, which will be used as rescue and firefighting aircraft,” the major general told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. In addition, Kozhin reported that by 2030, the country’s navy will receive new fighter jets and reconnaissance aircraft in the context of the modernization of the air fleet. In 2018, the Russian… Continue ->


Russia is ‘At The Forefront’ of Global Armaments Sales

Published 2018-12-10 11:15:34 by Paul Antonopoulos in DEFENSE

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia ranked second in the world in arms sales, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). According to SIPRI, ten Russian companies, included in the list of the hundred largest arms producers of 2017, accounted for 9.5% of global sales, placing Russia in second position of the largest exporters. Since 2011, Russian companies have significantly increased arms sales, according to senior researcher of the entity, Siemon Wezeman, who pointed out that the growth occurred under Russia’s arms modernization program. The US dominates the list with 57% of global sales, while the UK has now moved… Continue ->


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