The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-04-21

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 8, articles about Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, India, Opinions, Russia, Serbia, United-States, Mena, Syria, Anglo-5.

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Tags in this brief: Elections, Oligarchs, Ukraine, Zelensky, Flores, Independent Journalism, Journalism, Media, Russian State Media, Russia, Syria, Tartus Tartous, Election, Exit Poll, Poroshenko, Kalibr, US, Austria, Economics, Sanctions, Yalta International Economic Forum, Lavorv, Donbass, Donetsk.

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BREAKING: Zelensky Resoundingly Defeats Poroshenko in Presidential Election, with 74%

Published 2019-04-21 21:08:44 by Joaquin Flores in Donbass, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – A crushing defeat for Poroshenko has just been dealt by Vladimir Zelensky in today’s presidential election. Zelensky is a popular actor who played the role of president in a popular Ukrainian television show.The network itself is owned by Jewish-Ukrainian oligarch, Kolomoisky, and so this much of the equation is already understood. Segments of Ukraine’s oligarchy are displeased with the general lack of progress made in the aims to reap financial rewards from the EU, the openly stated disinterest of the EU to integrate Ukraine, and the U.S reluctance to incorporate Ukraine into NATO – a ‘red line’ for… Continue ->

Tags: Elections, Oligarchs, Ukraine, Zelensky


FLORES: Letter to Readers – Problems in Russian state media, or ‘Why we hope you value FRN’s Independence’

Published 2019-04-21 20:36:20 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, India, Opinions, Russia, Serbia, United-States

Dear FRN Readers and Supporters, We’d like to address an important subject, critically, why it is that FRN holds fiercely to its independence from the Russian media sphere, and why we hope readers will appreciate it. We also need to be blunt. Russian media outlets like RT and Sputnik are financed wings of Russia’s media-intelligence sphere. That means their reliability needs to be weighed against that fact. While often we will find decent reporting on realities inside the U.S, when it comes to Russia’s own national security issues it should be of no surprise in which way that RT and… Continue ->

Tags: Flores, Independent Journalism, Journalism, Media, Russian State Media


SECURING THE MEDITERRANEAN – Russia obtains 50 year Syrian port deal

Published 2019-04-21 16:33:12 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria

TARTUS, Syria – The seaport of Tartus in Syria will be leased by Russia for 49 years for economic use and transport within a week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. In 2017, Russia and Syria signed an agreement on the deployment of the logistical center of the Russian Navy for 49 years in Tartus. “We are very advanced in this matter and we hope that within a week the contract will be signed,” said Borisov. The politician believes that this step will give a serious boost to mutual trade. “I… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Syria, Tartus Tartous


MAJOR: Ukraine Election Exit Polling has Zelensky at 72%

Published 2019-04-21 15:50:01 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – Vladimir Zelensky is up at 71.8% of the vote in the second round of the presidential election in Ukraine, according to exit polling conducted by the New Image Marketing Group. The current head of state, Petro Poroshenko, as of 1:00 pm Kiev time, has 28.2% of the vote. According to the NIMG, in the south of Ukraine 73.4% of citizens voted for Zelensky, for Poroshenko – 26.6%; in the east – 88.8% and 11.2%, respectively; in the west – 55.6% and 44.4%, in the central part – 72.9% and 27.1%. The company announced this on its website, but has not… Continue ->

Tags: Election, Exit Poll, Poroshenko, Ukraine, Zelensky


Why the US fears the development of new Russian submarines

Published 2019-04-21 15:05:19 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – The Russian submarine fleet is surpassing the US fleet in terms of quality, said military expert Alexei Leonkov to Russian channel Zvezda. “The United States plans to build 28 Virginia submarines, while Russia has only eight Yasen – they are so afraid of our Yasen,” the analyst said. Meanwhile, Russia is developing the next generation of submarines. “The fifth generation will surpass the technical parameters everything that the Americans have, it can be called ‘silent hunter of the American submarines and the US fleet,'” he said. The expert noted that US hegemony in the ocean is coming… Continue ->

Tags: Kalibr, Russia, US


MAJOR: Anti-Russia sanctions have cost Austria $100 billion

Published 2019-04-21 14:29:58 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

VIENNA, Austria – Austrian municipalities were greatly affected by anti-Russian sanctions, especially companies in Austria and other European countries, said the former mayor of the city Linz, Detlef Wimmer, at the International Economic Forum in Yalta. The official indicated that the economic restrictions caused damages amounting to “$100 billion”. “The United States, which imposed sanctions against Russia, has harmed even the companies of many European countries, but Russia managed to survive, we see the situation in Crimea, we see what has been built here in the last five years,” said Wimmer. The mayor of the city added that Austria at… Continue ->

Tags: Austria, Economics, Russia, Sanctions, Yalta International Economic Forum


Lavrov: Ukraine Elections – Whoever wins MUST respect international law

Published 2019-04-21 13:54:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

MOSCOW – Whoever wins the Ukrainian presidential election being held today across Ukraine, that person must respect international law and international obligations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. “For the new or old authorities to be worthy of respect, they have to respect international law, Ukraine’s international obligations,” the minister said in an interview with the Zvezda network. Among these commitments, Lavrov mentioned the Minsk agreements, which were approved by a resolution of the United Nations Security Council. In the first round of presidential elections in Ukraine, held on March 31, Zelenski got the 30.24% of the vote, while Poroshenko… Continue ->

Tags: Elections, Lavorv, Russia, Ukraine


Ukrainian sniper shoots at Russian state television cameramen in Donbass

Published 2019-04-21 12:18:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

DONBASS – Ukrainian snipers shot at the Russian State Radio Television (VGTRK) group of cameras in the area of ​​the Spartak settlement in the north of Donetsk, representatives of the People’s Police of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic told reporters. The fire came from the direction of Avdeevka, which is under the control of Kiev. At that time, the VGRTK cameraman team prepared a report on the conditions of civilian life and the situation in the Spartak settlement on the territory of the DNR. “It is necessary to state that a sniper shot at the sight of the people he… Continue ->

Tags: Donbass, Donetsk, Russia, Ukraine


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