The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-30

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5 articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Nato, Anglo-5, United-States, China, Mena, Syria.
Tags in this brief: Defense, Missile, Russia, Poroshenko, Ukraine, Belgium, NATO, US, West, China, Syria.

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Russian Air Forces to Receive Powerful S-350 Vityaz Missile Systems in 2019

Published 2018-12-30 20:19:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Aerospace Forces will receive their first S-350 Vityaz medium-range ground-to-air missile system next year, the Defense Ministry said. “In 2019, the Aerospace Forces will receive the new S-350 Vityaz missile system for the first time,” the statement said. The troops will also be equipped with about a dozen Pantsir-S air defense missile weapons systems and long-range air defense weapons S-400 Triumf (name of NATO report: SA-21 Growler), added the ministry. Russian troops stationed in the Khabarovsk, Leningrad, Kaliningrad and Crimea regions as well as in the Arctic received Pantsir-S and S-400 weapons earlier this year. Meanwhile,… Continue ->

Tags: Defense, Missile, Russia


Without End: Poroshenko Continues to Antagonize Russia, But Will Moscow Bite?

Published 2018-12-30 19:59:36 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – President of Ukraine Pyotr Poroshenko signed the law “On the adjacent area of ​​Ukraine”, which regulates the country’s maritime borders and punishment for its violators, reports the site of the head of state. According to the text of the document published on the website, as adjacent areas of ​​Ukraine are considered an open sea area that borders the territorial waters of the country, whose outer limit is not more than 24 nautical miles (44.5 kilometers). This range is measured from the initial lines of the territorial sea. It is presumed that the competent national border protection authority… Continue ->

Tags: Poroshenko, Russia, Ukraine


Paranoid of Russian Espionage, Belgium Bans Military Use of Personal Smartphones

Published 2018-12-30 18:25:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Belgium, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

BRUSSELS, Belgium – The Belgian military involved in NATO missions in the Baltic states will soon be banned from using personal smartphones because of concerns about possible spying activities, especially from Russia, VRT reported. VRT has quoted General Carl Gillis, Chief of Operations Division of the Belgian Defense Department, as saying that the Belgian Defense has decided to tighten the rules on the use of smartphones by the military, since the geolocation services of some mobile applications may give out confidential information on military bases or soldiers. According to Gillis, Russia is interested in obtaining this type of geolocation data…. Continue ->

Tags: Belgium, NATO, Russia


This is HOW the West Destroyed Relations with Russia

Published 2018-12-30 17:43:57 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – US actions and their allies have led to a crisis in relations between the West and Russia, but Moscow is only responding to aggression against itself, wrote the American Conservative security policy expert Ted Carpenter. “When historians examine the first few decades of the so-called post-Cold War era, they are likely to marvel at the clumsy and provocative policies that the United States and its NATO allies pursued toward Russia,” wrote the author of the article. The many misunderstood actions of the West have led to the beginning of the new Cold War, with… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US, West


Is the US Withdrawal from Syria a Strategic Plan to Undermine China?

Published 2018-12-30 15:32:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, United-States

BEIJING, China – Experts believe that the withdrawal of the US military from Syria could mean a shift in US strategic thinking by reconsidering its policies in the Indo-Pacific region. The US withdrawal breeds uncertainties in the investment planned for China’s reconstruction of the Arab country, according to the South China Morning Post. Some experts believe that this is likely to raise instability in Syria, and could mean a shift in US strategic thinking, as it may be more attentive to the Indo-Pacific region by rethinking its policies in that region. For Wang Jian, a Middle East expert at the… Continue ->

Tags: China, Syria, US


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