The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-04

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine, Defense, Anglo-5, Mena, Syria, United-States, Iran, Brazil, Latin-America, Venezuela.
Tags in this brief: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, Aviation, ISIS, Syria, US, Iran, Bolsonaro, Brazil, Maduro, Venezuela, US Foreign Policy, Warren.

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RUSSIA WARNS: Any Ukrainian Action in the Kerch Strait Will Receive ‘Special Attention’

Published 2019-01-04 20:58:51 by Paul Antonopoulos in Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

CRIMEA, Russia – The emergence of Ukrainian warships in the Kerch Strait is unlikely, says the deputy of the Crimean State Council Vladislav Ganzhara. Previously, the adviser to Ukrainian President Yuri Biryukov announced that Kiev plans to cross the Kerch Strait accompanied by international observers. Ganzhara was skeptical of these statements. “When it comes to military ships, there is nothing else in the Ukrainian fleet, the vessels that are in detention were probably their flagships, there is nothing more to send,” the deputy told the RT channel. According to him, the Ukrainian sailors are demoralized by the last incident provoked… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine


Russian Air Force to be Further Strengthened with Modernized Strategic Bombers

Published 2019-01-04 19:52:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – In 2019, Russia’s Long-range Aviation will receive four Tu-95MS modernized missile carriers, according to the Ministry of Defense. In 2018, the aviation incorporated six Tu-95MS and Tu-160 aircrafts. “The ongoing modernization will allow us to keep in service as well as increase the term of use of these long-haul planes for up to 45 or 50 years,” according to Long Range Aviation Commander Lieutenant General Sergei Kobylash. The modernized Tu-95MS will feature a new avionics. In addition, on-board radio systems will be replaced by a system with an integrated control and information medium. “The complex will incorporate… Continue ->

Tags: Aviation, Russia


What US Withdrawal? US Jets Slaughter 10 Innocent Civilians in Syria + Russian Citizens

Published 2019-01-04 17:32:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, United-States

DEIR EZZOR, Syria – Ten civilians, including four children, have died as a result of an attack by the US-led international coalition against a village in Syria’s north-eastern province of Deir ez-Zor, according to the SANA news agency. “Ten civilians, including four children, died as a result of an attack by the international coalition made against a house of one of the residents in the village of al-Quishquia in the province of Deir ez-Zor,” reads the statement from the agency . The coalition regularly attacks the city of Hajin and other villages in the province of Deir ez-Zor, justifying its… Continue ->

Tags: ISIS, Russia, Syria, US


Iran Highlights US Hypocrisy, says ‘US is not in a position to criticize missile tests’

Published 2019-01-04 16:51:32 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran’s foreign minister responded to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s warning that Iran would face severe economic and diplomatic consequences if it moved ahead with plans to carry out further ballistic missile tests. Iranian plans to launch spacecraft and continue missile tests do not violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and are endorsed by the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan on Iran’s nuclear program, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted. Iran's launch of space vehicles— & missile tests—are NOT in violation of Res 2231. The US is in material breach of same, & as such it is in… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, US


Bolsonaro Hypocritically Expresses Concern About Russian-Venezualan Military Ties

Published 2019-01-04 16:19:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

BRASILIA, Brazil – Brazilian Neo-Liberal President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed his concern about Russia’s recent military maneuvers in Venezuela, according to statements made during a television interview. “Russia has maneuvered in Venezuela. We know that the intention of [Nicolás] Maduro’s dictatorship and Brazil has to be concerned about that,” Bolsonaro told SBT in an interview. “In the last 24, 25 years, our Armed Forces were abandoned because of a political issue,” added the former captain of the Brazilian Army. https://youtu.be/Pp03FiQtz0k Bolsonaro also said that in Brazil the Armed Forces are the “last obstacle” to the advancement of socialism. On… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, Brazil, Maduro, Venezuela


Elizabeth Warren’s foreign policy: Improvement? No.

Published 2019-01-04 14:11:19 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Russia, United-States

Elizabeth Warren, being the proponent of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has great liberal cred. If she becomes the American President, what can we expect? She has published her vision  of US Foreign Policy. She says many of the right things, but the very title of her article in Foreign Affairs gives it away: Strengthening Democracy—at Home and Abroad We are not naive, and we know what this means, and it shows through at several points. Consider this one: “efforts to bring capitalism to the global stage unwittingly helped create the conditions for competitors to rise up and lash out. Russia became… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, US Foreign Policy, Warren


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