The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-15

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine, Defense, Russia, Anglo-5, United-States, China, Estonia.
Tags in this brief: Autocephaly, Kiev, Poroshenko, Schism, UOC, Nuclear, Russia, Arctic, US, China, Estonia, NATO, Military.

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Poroshenko Announces Creation of Autocephalous Orthodox Church

Published 2018-12-15 23:02:39 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the creation of a local autocephalous Orthodox church in the country. The head of the “new church” became the “metropolitan” of the unrecognized Kyiv Patriarchate, Epiphanius Dumenko, reports TASS . Ecumenical Patriarchate confirmed its intention to provide autocephalous Ukraine The choice of primate was held behind closed doors at the so-called “unifying cathedral.” Upon his completion, Epiphanius Dumenko stepped onto the stage on Sophia Square, where he was presented by Poroshenko as head of the “new church”. The authorities in Kiev are hoping to get a tomos about autocephaly by the end of the year, which is issued… Continue ->

Tags: Autocephaly, Kiev, Poroshenko, Schism, UOC


Russia is Developing 5th Generation Nuclear Submarine

Published 2018-12-15 21:30:27 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – According to Admiral Vladimir Korolev, construction of a new fifth-generation nuclear submarine for the Russian Navy has begun. Korolev announced the project during the opening of the scientific and historical conference dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the creation of the Russian submarine fleet. The ceremony took place in Severodvinsk. During those 60 years, scientists, designers and naval builders have taken a unique path, maintaining the best traditions that have today allowed the construction of a fourth-generation nuclear submarine, as well as starting work on creating a fifth generation nuclear submarine, according to the Ministry of Defense… Continue ->

Tags: Nuclear, Russia


Goodbye Arctic? Washington Has No Funds to Compete with Russia

Published 2018-12-15 16:33:56 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – After US President Donald Trump has demanded to invest $5 billion to build a wall on the Mexican border, plans to increase the US presence in the Arctic may be forgotten, said the American journalist Rafael Bernal. Previously, the bill on appropriations in the area of ​​internal security included the construction of a new icebreaker for the US Army in the amount of US $750 million. However, this point was excluded from the document at the initiative of some lawmakers, notes the Hill columnist . Since US budget funds are spent in other spheres,… Continue ->

Tags: Arctic, Russia, US


US are Losing ‘Battle’ for Africa Due to Obsession with Containing China and Russia

Published 2018-12-15 15:38:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – Washington’s preoccupation with Russia and China is causing the country to miss the opportunity to invest in a region where the middle class is growing rapidly. US President John Bolton’s National Security Adviser Donald Trump presented a new US strategy for Africa. Again, the strategy is focused on containing the political and financial influence of China and Russia. The US claims that both China and Russia are engaging in “predatory practices” aimed at impeding economic growth and interfering with US military and security interests on the continent. However, all this US desire to contain… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US


Estonia’s Defense Minister Hilariously Claims Estonian Military ‘Best in the World’

Published 2018-12-15 14:28:42 by Paul Antonopoulos in Estonia, Eurasia, Headline-News

TALLIN, Estonia – On Friday, Estonian Defense Minister Juri Luik awarded medals to 140 soldiers of the Estonian Defense Forces for the participation in international missions, having characterized the Estonian soldiers as the best in the world. During the meeting in the Ministry of Defense, Luik thanked the military for the service, noting that its work is very important for people in the different crisis regions, as well as for Estonia, since thanks to them, the country maintains firm ties with NATO allies. “The experience gained during the operations is of inestimable importance for the defense of the Estonian State…. Continue ->

Tags: Estonia, NATO


Former US Ambassador Foolishly Thinks Sanctions Against Russia Work

Published 2018-12-15 11:54:14 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States of America – The goal of imposing economic sanctions against Moscow is to deprive Russia of a strong military and navy, which corresponds to Washington’s interests. Such statement was made by the former US ambassador to Ukraine, director of the Eurasian Center of the Atlantic Council, John Herbst, to the Ukrainian TV channel Pryamoi . “We want their (Russian) economy to be weaker because a strong economy supports a strong military power, and we do not want an aggressive and powerful state to have a strong army or a strong navy, so sanctions definitely serve… Continue ->

Tags: Military, Russia, US


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