The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-06


This Daily Brief is a summary of all FRN news, analysis and opinion articles published during the day on a wide range of topics.
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Stepan Bandera is to be a “Hero of Ukraine,” and Nazi collaborators “veterans”

Published 2018-12-06 22:36:33 by Tom Winter in EURASIA

We read in Novorosinform: Today, December 6, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine passed Law No. 8519, giving the Nazi collaborators from the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) and armed units of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) veteran status as combatants. This law was supported by 236 deputies. The law provides the status of a combatant to persons who took part “in all forms of armed struggle for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century as part of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army Ataman Taras Borovets (Bulba)” Poles’ka Sich,” the Ukrainian People’s Revolutionary Army (UNRA ), and… Continue ->

Is Crimea Russian? Is Donbass independent? Then it’s Jail time for you! — Lutsenko

Published 2018-12-06 21:56:09 by Tom Winter in DONBASS

We read in Novorosinform: Stern punishment from Ukrainian authorities awaits any citizens talking about Russian Crimea and independent Donbass. Yuri Lutsenko, prosecutor General, spoke about this at a meeting of the leadership of law enforcement in Odessa. According to him, local “separatists” calling for the forceful overthrow of the government or declaring Crimea Russian or Donbass independent will be severely punished. “We consider it especially important to oppose separatist and anti-state actions and appeals, which, unfortunately, are often heard in the region, including in some regional media. Any anti-state material will be severely punished. “To explain how, I will say:… Continue ->

Russia, Venezuela Sign $5 Billion Agreement for Oil Sector

Published 2018-12-06 19:08:40 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

Russia and Venezuela have signed contracts to secure more than $5 billion worth of investments in the oil sector, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said in a report on his visit to Moscow. “Contracts were signed today to secure investments of more than $5 billion to increase oil production with our Russian partners and joint ventures,” Maduro said in a video posted on his Twitter account. He added that agreements have also been signed guaranteeing “an investment of more than $1 billion for mining production, especially gold.” In addition, both leaders signed a contract to supply 600,000 tonnes of wheat to… Continue ->

Russian Forces Will Not Allow the US to Do What They Want in the Black Sea

Published 2018-12-06 16:44:02 by Paul Antonopoulos in ANGLO-5

MOSCOW, Russia – After the incident with Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait, the US is preparing to send a warship to the Black Sea, CNN reported citing sources. According to the news, the US Armed Forces have sent a request to the State Department to notify Turkey of plans on the US side. “The United States is carrying out its activities under the terms of the Montreux Convention, but we will not comment on the nature of our diplomatic correspondence with the Turkish government,” the State Department told the media. Analyst Igor Korotchenko suggested what the purpose of American… Continue ->

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SLOW DEATH OF USD: Russia Will Continue to Increase Transactions in National Currencies

Published 2018-12-06 15:47:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

MOSCOW, Russia – Russia will continue to increase transactions in national currencies, taking into account the fact that the US is doing everything to undermine confidence in the dollar, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said. In an interview with Russian TV channels on Thursday, answering a question about the process of dedollarization, the Russian prime minister pointed out that this does not mean the renunciation of the dollar. He explained that it is necessary to carry out the dedollarization “simply because we must orient ourselves to our currency, it is a utilitarian question”. “It is more profitable for us to… Continue ->

IMPENETRABLE MOTHERLAND: An Assessesment on the New Shield on Russia’s Borders

Published 2018-12-06 14:45:46 by Paul Antonopoulos in DEFENSE

MOSCOW, Russia – The Russian General Staff reported earlier that it has set up a radar field to protect Russia’s borders. A military expert has detailed what this system represents and the opportunities it offers to the country. “The creation of a continuous radar field along the borders of the Russian Federation has been completed. As a result, ballistic missile detection is guaranteed from all dangerous directions and using any type of flight path,” said the chief of the Russian General Staff, Valery Gerasimov. Retired colonel and military specialist Aleksandr Zhilin expressed the view that this is not just another… Continue ->

Why Is Russia Victorious In International Conflicts That The West Fails In?

Published 2018-12-06 14:07:20 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA

PARIS, France – Russia has been able to emerge victorious over many years from most international geopolitical conflicts and, according to the French newspaper Figaro, this merit must be attributed to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The edition highlights that the Russian leader’s excellent and in-depth academic background plays a vital role in political decision-making and consequently affects the country’s overall external direction. In particular, his knowledge of geography, the political map of the world and the special features of each country and each people, with its unique culture, allow the Russian president to achieve success in the world arena, the… Continue ->

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