The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-18

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 16, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom, Nato, Eu, Donbass, Donetsk, Lugansk, Ukraine, Conspiracy-Theories, United-States, Mena, Syria, India, Opinions, Pakistan, Isis, Turkey, Cuba, Latin-America, Venezuela, Germany, Armenia, Daily-Brief.

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Tags in this brief: Britain, Russia, UK, NATO, Europe, Lavrov, Bombardment, Ceasefire, Minsk II, Poroshenko, Truce, Munich Security Conference, Poroshenko Shelling, Consulates, Expulsion, Novichok, Skripal, Viktoria Skripal, Space, Syria, Afghanistan, Analysis, Baluchistan, Doval, Geopolitics, India, ISI, Jadhav, Multipolarity, Pakistan, Strategy, Assad, Erdogan, Safe Zones, Turkey, US Imperialism, Azarov, Embezzlement, FBI, Fraud, IMF, Ukraine, Cuba, Internationalism, Maduro, Socialism, Venezuela, DPR, Drone, Terrorism, UAF, Fake News, Washington Post, Armenia, Color Revolution, Su-30SM, Weapons.

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UK to strengthen military presence in Arctic to oppose Russia, but Russia is prepared

Published 2019-02-18 22:00:26 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom

MOSCOW, Russia – British Defense Minister Gavin Williamson said the United Kingdom intends to strengthen the military presence in the Arctic to “protect” NATO’s northern flank from Russia’s actions, according to The Telegraph. According to the newspaper, more than 1,000 British Navy marines will conduct annual training with Norwegian colleagues as part of a 10-year program, forming a new detachment in the near future, Williamson said during a visit to the military base in Bardufoss, Norway. The British minister also mentioned that the United Kingdom will send to the Arctic region next year a Poseidon P8 maritime patrol plane to… Continue ->

Tags: Britain, Russia, UK


New Russian anti-tank system could cause major problems for NATO

Published 2019-02-18 20:00:43 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – The new portable Russian anti-tank systems being developed can be a major problem for NATO tanks. The new missile launcher system can be considered a response to North American systems Javelin, in addition, can become a true “killer” of tanks, says Colonel Roman Borisovich Spirin of the Russian Ministry of Defense, according to The magazine National Interest . Charlie Gao, the author of the article, points out that the developers are aiming to increase the penetration capacity of the new missile, resistance to interference and destruction capability of armor, such as the NATO M1A2C Abrams. “The new… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Russia


Reform now: Russia wants a ‘strong, independent and open’ Europe, says Lavrov

Published 2019-02-18 19:00:39 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the European project failed to provide security and prosperity for the continent while the European Union (EU) is wasting its energies to confront Russia to please Washington. “A unified Europe has not yet been built,” Lavrov said in his speech at the Munich Security Conference. “Everyday issues – from eradicating terrorism to steady economic growth – have not been addressed with adequate solutions.” Instead, the Russian diplomat said that Europe has enjoyed being a “follower” of Washington’s “lead” while pursuing a “NATO-centered” foreign policy. “As Europeans drag themselves to a senseless… Continue ->

Tags: Europe, Lavrov, Russia


CHUTZPAH: Intensifying attacks on Donbass, Poroshenko requested help compiling evidence of Russian Aggression for his Munich speech

Published 2019-02-18 17:51:14 by Tom Winter in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Russia, Ukraine

Novorosinform reports this: President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko ordered to prepare “evidence” of shelling from the Donbass and Russian side for an accusation against Moscow during his speech at the Munich Security Conference. This was announced by the head of the press service of the People’s Police of the DPR, Daniel Bezsonov. “According to the […]

Tags: Bombardment, Ceasefire, Minsk II, Poroshenko, Truce


Poroshenko at Munich promises to keep bombarding Donetsk, answering “Russian Aggression”

Published 2019-02-18 17:27:44 by Tom Winter in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

MUNICH – President of Ukraine Poroshenko during a speech at the Munich Security Conference said that Ukraine does not intend to stop shelling the republics of Donbass, because if Kiev ceases firing, the Ukrainian state will cease to exist. “If Russia stops shooting, there will be peace. If Ukraine stops shooting, there will not be […]

Tags: Munich Security Conference, Poroshenko Shelling


MAJOR: Skripal’s Niece believes he is in fact DEAD

Published 2019-02-18 16:32:47 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Conspiracy-Theories, Headline-News, Russia, United-Kingdom, United-States

Victoria Skripal, a niece of Sergei Skripal, poisoned in Salisbury, said she was sure of his death. “Well, Skripal is not among the living,” she said. She came to this conclusion because the ex-spy has not informed his relatives about his state of health for a year. An earlier edition of The Sunday Times, citing […]

Tags: Consulates, Expulsion, Novichok, Skripal, Viktoria Skripal


SPACE TRAVEL: Russian companies develop unmanned spacecraft for TOURISTS

Published 2019-02-18 16:30:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – A group of Russian companies are developing a spacecraft to bring tourists to orbit. The first flights could take place within the next five years, Alexander Begak, the chief builder of NPO Aerospace Technologies, told Sputnik. The development of the unmanned suborbital spacecraft, called the Selena Space Yacht, began two years ago, but this is the first statement about it. According to the project, the new orbital spacecraft can lift flights from airports like a plane. The vehicle must enter the space at a maximum speed of 3.5 Mach (4,320 km per hour) at an altitude of… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Space


Russia strongly opposes European security zone in Syria

Published 2019-02-18 15:00:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov commented on the idea of ​​US President Donald Trump to create a security zone in northern Syria with the participation of European countries. The chancellor rejected the proposal, saying that the participation of European countries will hardly help to solve the crisis in the Arab country. “It seems to me that several plans by countries that are illegitimate in Syria and still want to implicate other illegitimate actors in this do not help solve the crisis,” the minister said. Lavrov argued that the resolution of the Syrian crisis should be guided by… Continue ->

Tags: Europe, Russia, Syria


Configuring Subversion Inside Pakistan: Ajit Doval and Kulbhushan Jadhav

Published 2019-02-18 12:31:21 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Opinions, Pakistan

Sabtain Ahmed Dar is a Pakistan-based political analyst and a research fellow at the Department of Political Science, Punjab University. He specializes in Pakistan affairs and geopolitics, specifically the US strategy in the Middle East and South Asia. He writes the following exclusively for Fort Russ News and the Center for Syncretic Studies.  * Ajit Doval is India’s national security advisor under Modi’s administration since 2014. He is very close to Narendra Modi and he is known as Indian James Bond due to his invasive intelligence operations throughout his career as a spy master. If we talk about Operation Blue Star (1984),… Continue ->

Tags: Afghanistan, Analysis, Baluchistan, Doval, Geopolitics, India, ISI, Jadhav, Multipolarity, Pakistan, Strategy


Assad: Erdogan Is A Muslim Brotherhood Fanatic, And A U.S Pawn

Published 2019-02-18 12:06:25 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Syria, Turkey

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “Muslim Brotherhood” fanatic and considers him “a small-time U.S. tool.” The Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a speech during  his meeting with heads of local councils from all provinces on Monday, said that “Turkey’s President Erdogan , is a Muslim Brotherhood fanatic and a small-time U.S. tool.” “Erdogan is trying to appear as a mover and shaker, he sometimes angers, sometimes revolts and threatens, and recently began to run out of patience, this is a big problem in fact.” Turkey has been working to further… Continue ->

Tags: Assad, Erdogan, Safe Zones, Syria, Turkey, US Imperialism


‘Poroshenko should resign’ – Former Ukraine PM claims FBI is investigating IMF cash embezzlement

Published 2019-02-18 10:39:58 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, United-States

KIEV, Ukraine – Former Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov said that the FBI is investigating the embezzlement of credit funds in Ukraine. “For the past year, for example, they pulled out three billion dollars from the country. Where did I get this information from? I figured it out? No, I didn’t think it out, I took information from the NBU (the National Bank of Ukraine – ed.), I looked at the current account and calmly calculated: it turns out Ukraine borrowed two billion of some credit resources from the IMF (International Monetary Fund – ed.) and a billion at… Continue ->

Tags: Azarov, Embezzlement, FBI, Fraud, IMF, Poroshenko, Ukraine


Fatherland or Death! Cuban Armed Forces announces full support to Venezuela

Published 2019-02-18 10:11:30 by Joaquin Flores in Cuba, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

HAVANA, Cuba – The Revolutionary Armed Forces (FAR) of Cuba have backed the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, at a time when the island denounces that the United States is preparing a military action against the government of the socialist leader. In ceremonies in barracks, broadcast by the state newscast on Friday and Saturday, members of the FAR, dressed in military green, signed supporting acts to Maduro, launching their traditional slogans of “! Hasta la Victoria, siempre!” and “¡Hasta la Victoria! Fatherland or death – Venceremos!”. “The action of the United States is interventionist, of attacking and invading a country. Only… Continue ->

Tags: Cuba, Internationalism, Maduro, Socialism, Venezuela


BREAKING with VIDEO: U.S backed Ukrainian terrorists conduct drone attack in Donetsk, 3 buildings hit – UPDATE II

Published 2019-02-18 09:42:41 by Joaquin Flores in Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

DONETSK, DPR – According to authorities and FRN’s sources on the ground, a terrorist attack from U.S backed Ukrainian forces targeted several sites in central Donetsk. Two of these took place in the vicinity of the hotel where representatives of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) mission stay. This was reported by the press center of the DPR. UPDATE: THE ATTACK OCCURRED AT  9 AM, 3 IEDS.  ONE _MAY_ HAVE BEEN DROPPED BY A DRONE. According to Russell ‘Texas’ Bentley:  This is central Donetsk. Civilian areas, NO military presence or installations in the area. NONE. THIS IS TERRORISM… Continue ->

Tags: DPR, Drone, Russia, Terrorism, UAF, Ukraine, US Imperialism


MUST SEE VIDEO – Lavrov puts Washington Post journalist in his place, Munich conference explodes in laughter

Published 2019-02-18 09:31:45 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Germany, Russia

MUNICH, Germany –  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to a Washington Post journalist’s question with undisguised irony at the 55th Munich Security Policy Conference, February 16th, 2019. The words of the Foreign Minister quoted by the press service of the Russian foreign ministry: “… A question from journalist Josh Rogin from The Washington Post on Syria. Russia has become the guarantor of the security of Syria. Can you guarantee that the Bashar Assad regime will cease to be a threat to the entire region and stop committing atrocities against its own people? ”, read the moderator of the Munich Conference. Sergey Lavrov’s… Continue ->

Tags: Fake News, Lavrov, Munich Security Conference, Washington Post


Color Revocation: Armenia boosts defense ties with Russia, set to purchase 12 Su-30’s

Published 2019-02-18 08:47:24 by Joaquin Flores in Armenia, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Armenia intends to purchase 12 Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia. This was stated by the press secretary of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic Artsrun Hovhannisyan at the exhibition of weapons IDEX-2019 in Abu Dhabi on February 18. New Year’s compromise: Moscow and Yerevan will continue the course for partnership An agreement on this was reached during the talks between Vladimir Putin and Nikol Pashinyan in the Kremlin. According to the head of the department, David Tonoyan, at the end of 2019 – the beginning of 2020 Yerevan will receive four such aircraft from Moscow.  For its part, the U.S’… Continue ->

Tags: Armenia, Color Revolution, Russia, Su-30SM, Weapons


The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-02-17

Published 2019-02-18 01:15:03 by Danny Froberg in Daily-Brief

This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Headline-News, Latin-America, Lebanon, Mena, Venezuela, Eurasia, Russia, Anglo-5, China, United-States, North-Korea, Isis, Syria, Daily-Brief. Tags in this brief: Hezbollah, Lebanon, Maduro, Nasrallah, Venezuela, Missile, Russia, Moon, China, US, Drone, DPRK, Fake News, Kim Jong Un, Missiles, US Imperialism, Syria, Geopolitics. Let us know in the comments if there is anything you miss coverage on!Table of ContentsHezbollah denies having cells in Venezuela despite imperialist insistenceRussia successfully completes powerful new missile testsRussia plans on exploring the Moon’s resources for exploitation”LONG LIVE PUTIN”: Haitians burn US flag and ask Russia, China… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics


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