The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-17

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 11 articles about Crimea, Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Lugansk, Russia, Serbia, China, Defense, Headline-News, Germany, Finance, France-Eurasia, United-States, News, Anglo-5.
Tags in this brief: Crimea, Donetsk, Interparliamentary Agreement, Lugansk, Putin, Serbia, Vucic, China, Defense, Military, Barbarossa, German Reunification, Russia, Economy, GDP, France, Le Pen, Sanctions, Ukraine, US, Moon, Space, Assassination Plot, Balkans, NATO, Pipeline, INF, Moscow, Washington.

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Russian region to sign first inter-parliament agreement with LPR and DPR

Published 2019-01-17 22:22:03 by Tom Winter in Crimea, Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Lugansk, Russia

Tomorrow, the first inter-parliamentary agreement between a Russian region and the Donbass will be signed in Crimea. Andrei Kozenko, deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation and the coordinator of the Russia-Donbass integration committee announced this on his Facebook page. According to the MP, today the official delegations of the DPR and LPR arrived in Simferopol to participate in the festive events dedicated to the celebration of the 365th anniversary of the Pereyaslav Rada. [From the Facebook page, we add that the Donetsk People’s Republic is represented by the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, and by the… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Donetsk, Interparliamentary Agreement, Lugansk


Putin visits Serbia “En Superstar”

Published 2019-01-17 21:26:49 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Russia, Serbia

PUTIN “SUPERSTAR” IN VISIT to SERBIA He has bars named after him, his fame is celebrated on T-shirts and mugs, his face decorates the walls: Vladimir Putin is welcomed as a “superstar” Thursday in Serbia, his ally in the Balkans. “Let’s welcome Putin”: Serbs were invited to participate in a welcome parade, from the center of Belgrade to St. Sava’s Church — one of the largest Orthodox places of worship in the world, recently partially renovated with financing by the gas giant Gazprom — and where they will cheer the Russian president, accompanied by his counterpart Aleksandar Vucic. Mr. Putin’s… Continue ->

Tags: Putin, Serbia, Vucic


China Developing Not One, But Two Stealth Fighter Jets to Worry Washington

Published 2019-01-17 21:10:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News

BEIJING, China – The Chinese Air Force, which already has two poachers, is working on two new medium- and long-range stealth aircraft projects, a report by US military intelligence said. Chinese aircraft manufacturers are involved in two stealth bomber projects at the same time, according to Aviation Week, quoting a report from the US Defense Department’s Intelligence Agency. The existence of one of these projects, H-20 or HX, was confirmed by the Chinese Air Force in 2017. However, no reliable information on the second project was disclosed. According to the Pentagon, the second project, designated JH-XX, involves the development of… Continue ->

Tags: China, Defense, Military


That 75th anniversary of Barbarossa: a look back at Opportunities wasted

Published 2019-01-17 20:43:33 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Germany, Russia

On the Bundeskanzlerin’s page for June 21, 2016, we find this realization from then-Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier: “Peace in Europe is inextricably bound up with German-Russian relations.” The heading runs as follows: Unfathomable suffering 75 years ago Hitler launched his war of annihilation against the Soviet Union. “We must never forget what Germans did in the Soviet Union” Steinmeier’s vision has been ignored or forgotten, and there was nothing from Bundeskanzlern Merkel herself, but political commentator Leo Ensel has filled in for her with the speech which she should have given on the occasion, and here it is, chock… Continue ->

Tags: Barbarossa, German Reunification, Russia


RUSSIA RISING: Russia On Course to be Top 5 Economy by 2020 DESPITE Sanctions

Published 2019-01-17 19:00:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Despite years of Western sanctions, Russia will become the fifth largest economy in the world next year, surpassing Germany and the United Kingdom, British bank Standard Chartered said in its long-term growth forecast. In a report describing projections about the world economy by 2030, the bank said that China will likely bring down the US to become the world’s largest economy sometime next year when measured by a combination of purchasing power parity, exchange rates and nominal gross domestic product. Beijing will be followed by the USA, India, Japan and Russia in the top five. The top… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, GDP, Russia


Le Pen: America needs war in Europe

Published 2019-01-17 18:51:11 by Tom Winter in Donbass, Eurasia, France-Eurasia, Russia, United-States

A needful reminder from March 24, 2017, in RT Germany: “US needs war in Europe”: Marine Le Pen on the US arming Ukraine During her meeting with Russian parliamentarians, French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen spoke out against militarizing in Europe. She criticized the EU’s Russia policy and praised Moscow for its fight against terror. The French politician and presidential candidate of the Front National, Marine Le Pen, today delivered several statements on controversial international affairs during her visit to Moscow. In particular, she criticized the French government for its policy on Russia and Ukraine. This policy does not jibe with… Continue ->

Tags: France, Le Pen, Sanctions, Ukraine, US


Russia Prepares National Project to Combat Space Threats

Published 2019-01-17 17:00:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian Academy of Sciences has authorized the development of a national program project to study problems and methods of combating space threats such as asteroid-comet and space-debris hazards, the research director of the Academy of Astronomy Russian Science, Boris Shustov. “In 2010, we have already proposed to adopt a program of federal targets on asteroid-comet hazards and space debris. At that time, we did not receive support from Roscosmos [Russian Space Agency],” said the researcher. “In addition, there was a different situation in the world. Now abroad, especially in the United States, the development of systems… Continue ->

Tags: Moon, Russia, Space


MAJOR: Serbia Foils Assassination Plot Against Putin

Published 2019-01-17 15:50:54 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Headline-News, News, Russia, Serbia

BELGRADE, Serbia –  Terrorist attack against Putin thwarted – alleged assassin promoted by Saudi Arabia. Security forces arrested a man in the Serbian city of Novi Pazar for planning a terrorist attack on the Russian President during Vladimir Putin’s visit to Belgrade. The 21-year-old member of the Saudi-funded group Dava Tim Centar, 21-year-old Armin A., was arrested on Sunday in south-western Serbia. He is a member of a Wahhabi group called Dava Tim Centar, according to several Serbian media reports. Wahhabism is an ultra-conservative, specifically Saudi-Islamic scholarly tradition of Sunni Islam, which, massively funded by Saudi funds, has found many followers… Continue ->

Tags: Assassination Plot, Putin, Serbia


Extensive Putin interview in Serbia, Part two of two: US presence in Balkans is huge destabilizing factor

Published 2019-01-17 14:11:23 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Russia, Serbia

Part two: Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets with his Serbian counterpart. Just before the visit, Putin gave interviews to Serbian media. RT Deutsch documents the conversations with the newspapers Politika and Večernje novosti in an exclusive German translation. [Note: fortunately, German is one of our languages here at FRN] Večernje novosti: The West, and Washington in particular, are irritably reacting to Russia’s intensive cooperation with Serbia and the Republika Srpska [the Serbian part of Bosnia-Herzegovina]. How do you comment on the statements by Western politicians that Russia is a destabilizing factor in the Balkans, and how do you assess… Continue ->

Tags: Balkans, NATO, Putin, Serbia


Extensive Putin interview in Serbia, Part one: NATO a cold war relic

Published 2019-01-17 14:03:44 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Russia, Serbia

Putin in Serbia: Dominance of the US in the Balkans is an enormous destabilizing factor Part one: Vladimir Putin visits Serbia and meets with his Serbian counterpart. Just before the visit, Putin gave interviews to Serbian media. RT Deutsch documents the conversations with the newspapers Politika and Večernje novosti in an exclusive German translation. [Note: fortunately, German is one of our languages here at FRN] Politika: Serbia and Russia have been historically, culturally and religiously close to one another for many centuries, and the two countries are also linked by their Brotherhood In Arms in two world wars. We are… Continue ->

Tags: Pipeline, Putin, Serbia


Moscow BLASTS Washington for False Claim Withdrawal on INF Treaty

Published 2019-01-17 13:00:47 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – US claims about Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) are incorrect and provocative, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said. According to the diplomat, the current US stance on the treaty is incomprehensible to Russia. It is unclear whether Washington wants to end the treaty or wants to work to keep it in tandem with Russia. “We do not understand the meaning of the current US stance: whether our colleagues in Washington want us to work to maintain the treaty, or whether they, after all, have definitely decided that after suspending… Continue ->

Tags: INF, Moscow, Russia, US, Washington


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