The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-08

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Anglo-5, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, United-States, Defense, Eurasia, Russia, China, Japan, Crimea, Ukraine.
Tags in this brief: ISIS, Syria, Trump, Artillery, Russia, China, Habomai, Kuril Islands, Peace Treaty, Shikotan, Crimea, US, Air, Ukraine.

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White House Denies that Trump ‘Changed His Mind’ about Syria, Trump Slams Fake News

Published 2019-01-08 19:35:41 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – US President Donald Trump’s stance on US troop presence in Syria remains the same, White House strategic communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp said on Monday. Schlapp made the statement during an interview with Fox News and added that Trump’s position has not changed since his government’s main goal is to maintain the security of US and allied troops even after US exit from Syria. “The president hasn’t changed his position, as he mentioned his primary goal is to ensure the safety of our troops and the safety of our allies as well,” White House spokeswoman… Continue ->

Tags: ISIS, Syria, Trump


SEE the Striking Details on Russia’s New Self-Propelled Artillery Weapon

Published 2019-01-08 17:27:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – The new 2S42 Lotos (Russian Nelumbo) self-propelled artillery weapon will be an important milestone in the modernization of Russian artillery, writes the American magazine The National Interest. Lotus has emerged from the Zauralets-D project to create a new generation of artillery weapons, the magazine points out. Initially designed as a 120mm derivative of its 152mm Zauralets-D cousin, Lotos completely replaced all Zauralets-D by 2017, says the author. The Lotos cannon is compatible with a wide range of 120 ammunition, which are fired from an automatic turret fixed inside the BMD-4 amphibious combat vehicle, the… Continue ->

Tags: Artillery, Russia


Chinese Pilots Describe Russian Su-35 as ‘4th Generation Fighter King’

Published 2019-01-08 15:17:35 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

BEIJING, China – The Chinese Air Force, which owns Russian Su-35 fighters in its squad, is making preparations to participate in international maneuvers. However, because the Chinese Air Forces have Fifth Generation J-20 aircraft made in China, some Chinese experts have criticized the use of advanced Russian production aircraft. In a rejoinder to these allegations, Chinese pilots questioned the professionalism of the analysts and said they have no problems with the Russian fighter aircraft, in addition to emphasizing that the experts are not aware of the technical capabilities of the Su-35, nor of the missions that will be fulfilled …. Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia


Japan to offer new Kuril Islands peace deal

Published 2019-01-08 14:35:32 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Japan, Russia

We read in Topcor.ru: Tokyo will make a new proposal for the Kuril Islands The leadership of Japan, in order to obtain at least part of the Kuril Islands, is setting up conditions for Russia that it considers beneficial for both parties. As the Japanese newspaper Yomiuri reported, one of such proposals consists in the mutual refusal of any compensation. The newspaper, referring to its own “informed sources”, reveals the essence of the idea. Both Russia and Japan should sign a waiver of mutual claims. It must be agreed at the same time as the proposed peace treaty between the… Continue ->

Tags: Habomai, Kuril Islands, Peace Treaty, Shikotan


CAUGHT AGAIN: US Discovered Spying on Crimea

Published 2019-01-08 13:52:29 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Crimea, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

CRIMEA, Russia – A United States Air Force Global Hawk RQ-4B-30 spy drone held a reconnaissance mission along the Crimean coast on Monday, monitoring site PlaneRadar on Twitter said. According to the portal, the UAV took off in the morning from the Sigonella airbase in Italy and headed to the demarcation line at Donbass. On the night of the same day, the air vehicle began a reconnaissance flight along the Russian Black Sea coast and approached the coast in the region of Sevastopol, at a distance of 33 kilometers. Finally, at 11 o’clock Moscow time, the drone went to the… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Russia, US


How Can Ukraine Take On Russia When it has One of the Worst Air Force’s in the World

Published 2019-01-08 12:49:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – The US portal We Are The Mighty included the Ukrainian Air Force in the list of the ten worst in the world in 2018 due to outdated technology, poor flight crew training and poor maintenance. In the anti-rating portal, the Ukrainian Air Force ranks sixth, between Iran and Pakistan. In addition to these countries, the top ten also include the Air Force Canada, China, Greece, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Syria. According to the article, during the conflict in Donbass, Ukrainian aviation “killed civilians” or their planes were shot down during missions. At… Continue ->

Tags: Air, Ukraine


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