The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-14

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5 articles about Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Libya, Mena, Colombia, Latin-America, Venezuela, Anglo-5, Germany, United-States, Ukraine.
Tags in this brief: Russia, S400, S500, Gaddafi, Libya, Colombia, Maduro, Venezuela, Germany, US, Ukraine.

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In simple terms: know the difference between Russian S-400 and S-500 anti-aircraft systems

Published 2019-01-14 20:00:03 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Military expert and retired colonel Viktor Baranets compared Russia’s new anti-aircraft defense systems and explained under what circumstances the military would opt for an S-400 or an S-500. The difference in the use of S-400 and S-500 air defense systems for professionals is evident: the S-400 system is used for common tasks, while the S-500 is used to repel more global air strikes, explained the Colonel retired to the Russian portal Tsargrad. According to Baranets, the S-400s are armed with only one type of missile designed to ward off specific enemy threats. The S-500s, in turn, are… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, S400, S500


Gaddafi’s Son Calls for Libyan Elections ‘As Soon As Possible,’ But What is Russia’s Role?

Published 2019-01-14 18:00:41 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Libya, Mena, Russia

TRIPOLI, Libya – The son of former Libyan leader and martyr Muammar Gaddafi overthrown in 2011, Saif Islam Gaddafi has pleaded for a presidential vote in the state as soon as possible, criticizing delays in the UN proposal to hold the election at a later time. “The only solution is elections: if not, you maintain the current political situation that is not in the interest of the Libyan people,” Saif Islam’s aide said in the statement. Although a recent domestic political summit in Libya, based in Italy last autumn, aims to hold elections in the first half of 2019, UN… Continue ->

Tags: Gaddafi, Libya, Russia


As Russia Guarantees Maduro’s Survival in Venezuela, Colombia Lashes Out Desperately

Published 2019-01-14 16:00:07 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The US media has published an analyst’s commentary on the recent flight of two Russian strategic Tu-160 bombers to Venezuela. According to columnist Merrill Matthews, such a step is part of Russia’s plan to achieve supremacy in the global energy market. In an article in The Hill newspaper, Matthews explains that the Russian authorities intend to create a kind of “Dark OPEC” to control the oil and natural gas market. Thus, Moscow could determine fuel prices and influence the political processes in different countries. The paper’s analyst adds that Moscow is willing to provide financial aid to… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Maduro, Russia, Venezuela


‘Economic Terror’: US Ambassador THREATENS Germany Because of Ties to Russia

Published 2019-01-14 14:00:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Germany, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

BERLIN, Germany – US ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell threatened German companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 Russian-European gas pipeline that they could be sanctioned, the Bild am Sonntag edition revealed. In letters to several German companies, the diplomat recalled that the US “strongly opposes” the gas pipeline to supply Russian gas to Germany across the Baltic Sea. Grenell said the project’s participation would have “serious geopolitical consequences” for Washington’s allies and European partners. “We emphasize that companies involved in Russian energy exports are taking part in something that could prompt a significant risk of sanctions”, the message reads,… Continue ->

Tags: Germany, Russia, US


Just How Serious Is Ukraine Wanting A War With Russia?

Published 2019-01-14 12:00:13 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – A retired Ukrainian military official commented on a possible war between the two countries and indicated the only possibility of real large-scale fighting being unleashed. The possibility of war between Russia and Ukraine if it starts is minimal, said the retired lieutenant-general of the Ukrainian special services, Vasily Bogdan. In an interview with Fakty newspaper, the retired military man assured that there will be no war between the two countries before the presidential elections in Ukraine. According to him, the Kremlin hopes that the political course of Kiev will change. However, even after the elections and regardless… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine


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