The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-09

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Anglo-5, Estonia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States, Ukraine, Nato, Defense, Mena, Syria, Latin-America, Venezuela.
Tags in this brief: Estonia, Moscow, NATO, Russia, Atlantic Council, Herbst, Kerch, Putin, US, Tanks, Syria, Trump, Washington, Maduro, Venezuela.

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Estonia No Longer a NATO Puppet? PM Calls For Better Relations with Moscow

Published 2019-01-09 19:00:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Estonia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

TALLIN, Estonia – Estonia’s Prime Minister Juri Ratas hopes to improve relations with Russia, the Estonian government’s press service said in a statement released on Tuesday. “At the meeting today with Russian ambassador Alexander Petrov, the prime minister expressed the hope of improving bilateral relations. Ratas thanked the ambassador for the New Year’s wishes from Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, noting that he also sent a card to his Russian counterpart,” said the statement on Facebook. In addition, Ratas expressed his concern about the fate of the Ukrainian seamen and ships detained during the Kerch Strait incident, adding that he… Continue ->

Tags: Estonia, Moscow, NATO, Russia


Former ambassador to Ukraine says Kiev should get hellfire missiles as US retort to Kerch

Published 2019-01-09 18:51:05 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Russia, Ukraine, United-States

We review the bidding: The channel into the Sea of Azov is shallow and narrow: Like an American two-lane highway with one lane under construction, there is an alternation of one-way traffic. One waits for the flagman to allow entry. Similarly at the strait it is necessary to report in, await one’s turn, and have a local pilot steer. The bridge over the Kerch Strait is highly guarded, and watched over, an obvious necessity: in May, there were calls in the west for Ukraine to blow it up. [A sample], and in November, Ukrainian warships charged the bridge. The offending… Continue ->

Tags: Atlantic Council, Herbst, Kerch


Russian President is ‘Greatest Gift’ for NATO, says Former Director of the CIA

Published 2019-01-09 17:59:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – The former head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), David Petraeus, called Russian President Vladimir Putin “the greatest gift” to NATO during the Raisina Dialogue conference, hosted in India by the Observer Research Foundation with government support Indian. According to Petraeus, Putin’s coming to power provided the Alliance with a “new reason for its existence.” “Let’s keep in mind if you will that Vladimir Putin is the greatest gift to NATO since the end of the Cold War. [He] has provided a new reason for living, if you will, for NATO. And indeed the… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Putin, Russia, US


Is the Most Powerful Tank in the World the Russian T-90S?

Published 2019-01-09 15:48:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – In the world of tanks, where expensive systems and devices are gaining in popularity, the Т-90S Russians strive to demonstrate a modest profile along with high efficacy, writes the US newspaper The National Interest. The Russian Army has suspended orders for the cheap and effective Т-90 in 2011, but Moscow continues to supply abroad the Т-90S export variant, the edition said . Russian media reported recently that Vietnam received more than 30 Т-90S and Т-90SK tanks, the first batch of the 64 tanks ordered in 2016. The T-90, introduced by the company Uralvagonzavod in 1992, quickly became… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Tanks


Russia Doubts Trump’s Syria Withdrawal as Washington is Pursuing “WORLD DOMINATION”

Published 2019-01-09 14:40:09 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – In the current situation, it is impossible to imagine the US leaving Syria completely, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday. According to Ryabkov, in Washington, the positions of those who consider it necessary to maintain the US military presence in Syria are strong enough, a presence which, he said, is illegal and contrary to the rules of international law. “I believe the positions of those who want to maintain US military presence in Syria — illegal, breaching the international law — are quite strong in Washington… I cannot imagine that the United States will… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Trump, Washington


PUTIN DEFENDS VENEZUELA: Moscow Warns US ‘Hotheads’ Against Military Intervention in Venezuela

Published 2019-01-09 13:31:17 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow warns “several hotheads” in Washington of resorting to military force in Venezuela, said the 9th Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. “I view the attempts by the US to consolidate the anti-Chavez front [against Venezuela] from Latin American states with anxiety and concern, this is an alarming trend,” Ryabkov stressed. According to the Russian diplomat, even Latin American governments with a very critical position on Caracas exclude the possibility of military intervention in Venezuelan affairs. “Despite the harsh standoff, even the governments in Latin America, which have taken the most critical stance against Caracas, are excluding the… Continue ->

Tags: Maduro, Putin, Russia, US, Venezuela


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