The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-28

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 7 articles about Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Nato, Ukraine, Anglo-5, Isis, Syria, United-States, Mena, Turkey, Israel.
Tags in this brief: Crimea, Russia, NATO, Ukraine, Assad, Kurds, Syria, Turkey, Manbij, SAA, YPG, US, Israel, Europe, Moscow.

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Designed for Collisions: Secret of the Crimea Bridge to Resist Possible Attacks

Published 2018-12-28 21:52:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

CRIMEA, Russia – The Crimean Bridge was specially equipped with two deep water pillars with structures that would protect it from possible collisions with ships. “At the end of the year, the construction of special structures and bollards for deep-water abutments has been completed. In case of emergency aboard a ship traveling through the Kerch-Yenikale canal, they will help protect the ship and pillars,” reads the bridge builders’ press release. The mooring posts are made up of submerged steel pipes at a depth of 29 meters and filled with heavy hydraulic engineering concrete. In addition, the mooring posts and the… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Russia


Ukraine Receiving Modern Communication Equipment from NATO

Published 2018-12-28 21:32:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine would have received modern communication equipment from NATO member countries, including due to the temporary period of martial law imposed in the country, which ended this week. The revelation was made on Thursday by Yuri Grymchak, deputy minister of Ukraine for temporarily occupied territories. The 30-day martial law that was in force in several Ukrainian regions located near the Russian border, and the shores of the Black Sea and the Sea of ​​Azov, ended on Wednesday. Martial law was imposed in the country after Ukrainian military ships illegally crossed the Russian sea border as they sailed… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Ukraine


Kurds-Assad accord: a historic loss of power for the US

Published 2018-12-28 18:05:07 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Isis, Syria, United-States

From today’s Anti-Spiegel: Syria: Kurds and Assad Agree – A historical loss of power for the US in the Middle East Syria is taking another big step towards peace today. Now that Trump has announced the withdrawal of US troops from eastern Syria and Turkey has announced an offensive on the Kurds there, the Kurds now turn to Assad for help, making a Turkish attack unlikely. I pointed out this possibility a week ago in my analysis of the situation in Syria, and it seems to be evolving exactly as I suspected. After the US refuses protection to the Kurds,… Continue ->

Tags: Assad, Kurds, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Syrian Army Finally Enters Manbij After Kurds Beg for Intervention

Published 2018-12-28 17:36:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Mena, Syria

MANBIJ, Syria – Syrian Kurds have called on Syrian government troops to establish control over areas that have been abandoned by their self-defense groups. In response, Syrian government troops entered Manbij and raised the flag. As reported by the Syrian Army Forces Staff, Syrian government troops entered Manbij and raised the flag in response to appeals from the population. “Taking into account the obligations of the army and the Armed Forces and, in response to requests from the population of Manbij, the Joint Chiefs of Staff announces that the troops entered Manbij and raised the flag of the Syrian Arab… Continue ->

Tags: Manbij, SAA, Syria, YPG


What Was Turkey’s Role in Having US Troops Withdraw from Syria?

Published 2018-12-28 14:26:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

ANKARA, Turkey – The United States has decided to withdraw its troops from Syria thanks to Turkey, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that Ankara is ready to launch an operation in the town of Manbij in Syria against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) if the US does not withdraw them there. He later said he had decided to postpone the start of the military operation in Syria after a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump on December 14 and in which Trump after made… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, US


Recent Air Strike in Syria Shows Israel is Changing Tactics, Putting Civilians in MAJOR Danger

Published 2018-12-28 12:34:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Syria

LONDON, The United Kingdom – Israel’s recent air strike against Syria involving the use of civilian flights as cover for the operation shows that the Israelis are changing tactics against Damascus, the former UK ambassador to Syria Peter Ford said. On Wednesday, a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry detailed that six Israeli F-16 fighters used two commercial planes as cover as they prepared to land in Damascus and Beirut. The Israeli company ImageSat has published images of the area where the attacks destroyed a military warehouse where Iranian weapons were supposed to be found. The fourth air strike came… Continue ->

Tags: Israel, Syria


Russia to Respond Aggressively if US Antagonizes Moscow with Medium-Range Missiles in Europe

Published 2018-12-28 11:33:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – If the US installs medium-range missiles in Europe, Russia will respond, but that response should be considered and balanced, said Yuri Solomov, chief designer of the Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology. “There will be a reaction from the point of view of a technical-military response – it is not difficult. Another thing is that the response must be balanced, not the same as that of the Soviet Union,” Solomov told the Russian newspaper Argumenti Nedeli on Thursday. Solomov also stressed that the US is currently extremely interested in installing medium-range missiles in Europe. According to the chief… Continue ->

Tags: Europe, Moscow, Russia, US


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