The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-01-21

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 5 articles about Mena, Syria, Anglo-5, Eurasia, Russia, United-States, Headline-News, Ukraine, Donbass, Donetsk.
Tags in this brief: Aleppo, Rebuilding, Syria, Baltic, Russia, US, Peace, Reconstruction, Transition, Ukraine, Donbass, MH17.

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Syria in transition to peace. Part two of two

Published 2019-01-21 19:22:03 by Tom Winter in Mena, Syria

Conclusion of our translation from Karin Leukefeld Life is difficult for families whose breadwinner is missing or unemployed. Widows and old people stand in need of help. The sanctions of the European Union, the “unilateral punitive measures,” against Syria have an impact on each and every one. Emergency relief from the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross has declined, explains Sister Bridget, who has been living in Syria for about 30 years in the Order of the Salesians. Alternative reconstruction programs do not exist. The sisters support families who have no money to buy milk for their… Continue ->

Tags: Aleppo, Rebuilding, Syria


Russian Navy CLOSELY EYES American Destroyers In The Baltic Sea

Published 2019-01-21 16:30:38 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW, Russia – Ships from the Baltic Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy are escorting the American destroyers Gravely and Porter who have just entered the southern Baltic Sea. According to a national defense control center, two Russian corvettes carry out surveillance of American warships that are passing near the territorial waters of Russia. “Forces of the Baltic Sea Fleet are taking Gravely and Porter, the US Navy destroyers who have entered the south of the Baltic Sea, being escorted by the Russian navy’s Boiky and Soobrazitelny corvettes and they are monitoring the actions of American ships,” the national defense… Continue ->

Tags: Baltic, Russia, US


Syria making transition to peace. Part one of two

Published 2019-01-21 15:47:41 by Tom Winter in Mena, Syria, United-States

While the US threatens Lebanon with sanctions if they help to rebuild Syria, Syria turns to the work of life with peace. We translate Karin Leukefeld’s report in RT Germany: Marching order: home: living in Syria at the end of the war The troop withdrawal announced by the US president leaves most Syrians cold. For them, the reconstruction of the country is in the foreground. However, where the US troops are stationed, there are growing concerns about a Turkish invasion that could follow a US withdrawal. “Good that the Americans have announced their withdrawal from Syria.” The answer of Mazen A.,… Continue ->

Tags: Peace, Reconstruction, Syria, Transition


Ukraine Aims For Black and Baltic Seas Monopoly as Russia Steams Ahead with Nord Stream 2

Published 2019-01-21 14:20:02 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine is building the so-called GO Highway, a trans-national road to connect Ukrainian Black Sea ports with Polish Baltic Sea, and in 2019 US $ 141.5 million will be earmarked for this project, the prime minister said. Ukraine, Vladimir Groisman. “The GO Highway is a trans-national road linking the Ukrainian ports of Odessa and Mikolayev on the Black Sea with the Polish ports of Gdansk and Gdynia in the Baltic Sea, the project is very important from the logistic point of view. It makes it cheaper to transport goods from the Baltic to the Black Sea,” the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine


PROTECTING UKRAINE: Moscow Blasts MH17 Investigators

Published 2019-01-21 13:22:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW, Russia – The Joint Investigation Center (JIT), which studied the circumstances surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines’ MH17 aircraft in 2014 in Ukraine, ignored data submitted by Russia on the Ukrainian missile that knocked the aircraft down, the prosecutor told RIA Novosti, General Deputy of Russia, Nikolai Vinnichenko. According to him, Russia has sent to the Netherlands, the country that heads the JIT, the Russian radar data, as well as documents confirming that the Buk missile responsible for the felling belonged to Ukraine. “It is completely proven that the missile, whose debris was demonstrated by the JIP, was Ukrainian…. Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, MH17, Russia, Ukraine


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