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Published 2018-12-09 22:10:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine has unique intellectual, organizational and financial capabilities to create its own nuclear weapons, General Major Pyotr Garaschuk, a former representative of Ukraine’s NATO mission, said to Obozrevatel channel. “I say once again, we have all the potential to develop and launch [our] own nuclear weapons,” Garaschuk told the channel. The general added that Kiev has the ability to create not only atomic bombs but also nuclear warheads for missiles. Garaschuk says that, under current conditions, Ukraine should not be afraid of any international sanctions against the creation of nuclear weapons. The Budapest Memorandum, signed on December… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-09 21:21:30 by Paul Antonopoulos in DONBASS
DONETSK, Novorussiya – The Ukrainian forces have transferred to Donbass a significant number of aerial drones capable of carrying up to 70 kilos, the military operative command spokesman of the self-proclaimed Donetsk Republic Daniil Bezsonov said on Sunday. “Our intelligence has received reliable data on the arrival in Horlivka of a train with Warmate-1 and Bayraktar TB2 drones. The latter is a product of Ukraine and Turkey that can carry up to 70 kilos of cargo,” said Bezsonov. Bezsonov also explained that these attack drones can be used for provocations with the use of chemical weapons and attacks on important… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-09 21:07:48 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
BEIRUT, Lebanono – Hezbollah is capable of reaching any point in Israel with its missiles, said Sheikh Naim Qassem, deputy secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement in an interview with the Iranian newspaper al-Vefagh. “There is not a single point in the occupied territories beyond the reach of Hezbollah missiles,” Qassem said. According to the senior official, the missiles serve to prevent Israel from starting another war with Lebanon, exposing the “Israeli front”. Qassem also commented on the war in Syria, where Hezbollah played an active role in assisting the Syrian government against various terrorist groupings, including the Daesh… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-09 16:08:57 by Paul Antonopoulos in EURASIA
MOSCOW, Russia – Moscow believes that the upcoming talks between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the Russian leadership will help bring the bilateral dialogue back on track, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. “We assume that [Tsipras’] talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will bring bilateral dialogue back on track,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Greek Efimerida ton Syntakton newspaper. The top Russian diplomat noted that the second six months of this year were not simple for bilateral relations due to a diplomatic crisis sparked by the expulsion of Russian diplomats from… Continue ->
Published 2018-12-09 15:00:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in HEADLINE-NEWS
DAMASCUS, Syria – Russian Chief of Staff Valery Gerasimov has commented on the results of the anti-terrorist operations in Syria in 2018 and the new radar field on the Russian borders. More than 23,000 terrorists killed In 2018, Syrian government forces, which gained significant military experience under the direction of Russian military advisers, took control of the de-escalating areas of Eastern Ghouta, Homs and the South, the Russian Chief of Staff said. “[During the operations] more than 23,000 terrorists were eliminated. 387 villages of Islamist radicals were liberated,” Gerasimov said. In addition, more than 230,000 people were withdrawn from de-escalating… Continue ->
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