The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-23

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 15 articles about Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine, Anglo-5, China, Russia, United-States, Crimea, Color-Revolution, Isis, Syria, Donbass, Donetsk, Lugansk, Opinions, Propaganda, Turkey, Israel, Mena, Palestine, Finance, Cuba, Latin-America, Defense.
Tags in this brief: Dumenko, Filaret, Orthodoxy, Poroshenko, Tomos, UOC-KP, China, Elon Musk, Rockets, Russia, Science, Space Program, Space Race, SpaceX, Technology, Atlanticism, Orthodox Church, Ukraine, Vatican, Crimea, Kerch Strait, Referendum, UN General Assembly, Collaborators, Nazis, OUN-UPA, Partisans, USSR, WWII, Mattis, Mulvaney, Syria, Trump, Withdrawal, Aijo, DPR, Lpr, Erdogan, Imperialism, Rapprochement, Turkey, USA, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Levada Center, Nostalgia, Polls, Economy, Oil, SDF, US, YPG, Capitalism, Communism, Cuba, Socialism, UN, WW3.

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Controversy: “Poroshenko Forcibly Held the Greek Church Delegation in Kiev”

Published 2018-12-23 23:42:38 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea – The self-styled “archbishop” of Simferopol and the Crimean, Clement, reported that Poroshenko had put tremendous pressure on the Greek delegation, who had arrived to prepare the “unifying Council.” This was reported by the Union of Orthodox Journalists. The leader of the Ukrainian State ordered the airport shut-down and not to release the delegation of Fanar. This follows from the story of one of the leaders of the “unifying Council” of the shismatic Orthodox Church of Ukraine, the “archbishop” Clement Kusch on the program “Marinade”. “The process of creating the United Orthodox Church was under breakdown. Because the delegation of the… Continue ->

Tags: Dumenko, Filaret, Orthodoxy, Poroshenko, Tomos, UOC-KP


SpaceX’s Elon Musk Hails Superiority of Russian and Chinese Rocket Technology

Published 2018-12-23 22:25:13 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, China, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

HAWTHORNE, California – The businessman and founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, on Sunday paid tribute to the success of the Russian and Chinese rocket scientists. An American entrepreneur shared his opinion on foreign progress in space exploration on a personal Twitter page. It’s amazing that Boeing and Lockheed have to use the Russian engine on the Atlas ship, but the design of this device is simply perfect,” he praised the Russian RD-180 power unit mounted on an Atlas V rocket. A little later, Elon Musk appreciated the success in the development of the Chinese space industry, which in the outgoing year… Continue ->

Tags: China, Elon Musk, Rockets, Russia, Science, Space Program, Space Race, SpaceX, Technology


Neo-Nazi Svoboda Militants Seize Orthodox Church in Vinnitsa

Published 2018-12-23 22:12:55 by FRN Editorial Board in Eurasia, Ukraine

VINNITSA, Ukraine – Journalist Yulia Voinova reported that members of the Svoboda party had seized an Orthodox church in the village of Stryzhavka, Vinnitsa region by force . Julia Voinova wrote wrote about this on Facebook. “The seizure of the Temple. The Svoboda Party seized the temple in the village of Strizhavka, Vinnitsa Region. Father Igor asks for prayers,” wrote Yulia Voinov. Photo: facebook.com/jullietvoin Earlier FRN reported that the Rada managed to adopt the law on renaming the UOC-MP into the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. It turned out that before the voting, they simply blackmailed deputies to get a majority. Poroshenko… Continue ->

Tags: Atlanticism, Orthodox Church, Poroshenko, Ukraine, Vatican


UN General Assembly Adopts an Anti-Russian Resolution on Crimea

Published 2018-12-23 22:03:28 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Crimea, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

NYC, NY – The UN General Assembly adopted the resolution proposed by Ukraine on the violation of human rights in the Crimea. According to RIA Novosti, the document was supported by 65 countries, 27 were opposed. It is noted that most countries – 70 – abstained from voting. “This resolution is extremely politicized, based on inaccurate and falsified information,” said the representative of Russia’s permanent mission during a speech at the General Assembly. The diplomat called this document “anti-Russian, false, crafty.” “The Russian Federation guarantees the protection of rights and freedoms throughout its entire territory, including Crimea,” the representative of… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Kerch Strait, Referendum, Russia, Ukraine, UN General Assembly


Poroshenko Decrees Veteran Status for OUN-UPA Nazi Collaborators

Published 2018-12-23 21:25:53 by Joaquin Flores in Color-Revolution, Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Petro Poroshenko signed a decree amending the Law of Ukraine “On the status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection,” which equated the executioners and punishers from the OUN-UPA to veterans of the Great Patriotic War. This has been reported by the press service of the Verkhovna Rada. The status of the draft law on the parliament’s website states that the document was returned with a signature from the president on December 22nd. According to the draft law, as of May 23rd, 2018, the number of persons who were part of the OUN and UPA is… Continue ->

Tags: Collaborators, Nazis, OUN-UPA, Partisans, Poroshenko, Ukraine, USSR, WWII


Trump Welcomes Warhawk Mattis’ Resignation as ‘Long Overdue’

Published 2018-12-23 21:17:48 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Isis, Syria, United-States

WASHINGTON D.C – US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ resignation is said to be a direct reaction to Trump’s decision to end the combat phase of operations in Syria. In the opinion of Trump, the resignation of James Mattis has been brewing for a long time. It is due to his differences of opinion with the head of state, and was considered long overdue. Acting head of the White House staff Mick Mulvaney said this an interview with ABC on Sunday, December 23rd. The head of the Department of Defense announced his resignation immediately after the decision of the president to withdraw from… Continue ->

Tags: Mattis, Mulvaney, Syria, Trump, Withdrawal


What Awaits Ukraine if it Attacks? Sit-Rep & Analysis

Published 2018-12-23 21:04:39 by Guest Author in Crimea, Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Opinions, Propaganda, Russia, Ukraine

Soldier of the DPR Army, Beness Aijo, was born and raised in Latvia, received an education and then lived in the UK, since 2014 he has been fighting in the Donbass on the side of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. The volunteer calls himself a socialist, a National Bolshevik, a communist, in the press he was called “Black Lenin”. In the Baltics, he actively defended the rights of the Russian-speaking population, then went to defend the Crimea by entering self-defense, and then arrived in the Donbass. * Dear comrades! Attention! The Fatherland is in danger! The damned Bandera junta, led by the possessed… Continue ->

Tags: Aijo, DPR, Lpr, Poroshenko, Russia


Erdogan Fearing Clash with U.S Forces, Concedes Again to Trump on Syria

Published 2018-12-23 20:06:58 by Joaquin Flores in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Turkey, United-States

WASHINGTON D.C – US President Donald Trump said that on Sunday, December 23, he “talked long and productively” on the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Syria. “I just had a long and productive talk on the phone with Turkish President Erdogan. We discussed ISIS our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow and highly coordinated pullout of U.S troops from the area,” the American president wrote on Twitter . I just had a long and productive call with President @RT_Erdogan of Turkey. We discussed ISIS, our mutual involvement in Syria, & the slow & highly coordinated pullout of U.S. troops… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Imperialism, Rapprochement, Trump, Turkey, USA


Netanyahu Complains About Erdogan’s Daily Trolling

Published 2018-12-23 19:57:41 by Joaquin Flores in Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Palestine, Politics

TEL-AVIV –  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an “anti-Semitic dictator” and complained about his daily trolling. “I am subject to daily trolling by the anti-Semitic dictator Erdogan. He is obsessed with Israel”, RIA Novosti quotes Netanyahu as saying. Earlier, on December 23rd, Erdogan accused Netanyahu of the policy of state terror against the Palestinians. The day before, the Israeli prime minister called the Turkish leader the occupier of Northern Cyprus, and accused him of killing women and children in Kurdish villages outside the country.  Since mid-May, anti-Israeli speeches have been taking place in the Gaza Strip amid the transfer… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Israel, Netanyahu, Palestine, Turkey


New Poll: 66% of Russians Feel ‘Nostalgia’ for USSR

Published 2018-12-23 19:26:25 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Opinions, Politics, Propaganda, Russia

More and more Russians are nostalgic for the Soviet Union. This is evidenced by data from the survey “Levada Center.” More than 66% of respondents stated that they feel nostalgic about the times of the USSR. This is a record share of “bored in the USSR” over the past 18 years. At the same time, the number of those who do not regret the collapse of the USSR a year has fallen to its lowest level since 2005 – to 25%. And the key reason that makes people regret the collapse of the Soviet Union is economic. 52% of respondents say that “a single… Continue ->

Tags: Levada Center, Nostalgia, Polls, Russia, USSR


Oil-Based Economy? Russian Non-Energy Exports Reach Record High In Defiance of Sanctions

Published 2018-12-23 18:05:31 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Finance, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – The volume of Russian exports outside the oil and gas sector is expected to hit a new record by the end of this year, reaching $147 billion, said Andreyi Slepnev, executive director of the Russian Export Center. The number is compared to the previous record that was recorded in 2013, when the country’s non-energy exports reached $143.5 billion. According to Slepnev, the increase was observed in several sectors. In October alone, food exports reached $2.47 billion, an increase of $330 million from the previous record set in November 2017. Exports of forest products are expected to hit… Continue ->

Tags: Economy, Oil, Russia


MASS EVACUATION? US Allies to Flee Syria if Trump Commits to Withdrawal

Published 2018-12-23 15:47:59 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, United-States

BOSTON, The United States – Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria was classified as “correct” by Putin during the traditional end-of-year press conference held on Thursday. Fred Weir, Russia correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor, based in Boston, commented on the situation. Asked about the likelihood of the US really leaving Syria, Weir believes the decision seems final, especially from the White House, adding that “I think it’s completely useless for the United States to be there.” There’s no doubt that they’ve played a big role in defeating ISIS [Daesh] there in the northeast of Syria, in conjunction… Continue ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, US, YPG


A Move Away From Socialism to Americanization? Cuba Legalizes Private Sector

Published 2018-12-23 13:40:53 by Paul Antonopoulos in Cuba, Headline-News, Latin-America

HAVANA, Cuba – The new constitution reaffirms the socialist course of the Cuban Revolution, said President Miguel Díaz-Canel at the end of the second regular session of the National Assembly of People’s Power (Parliament), where a new Constitution was approved. “The Basic Law that we have just adopted reaffirms the socialist course of the Revolution and allows us to channel the work of the State, the Government, the organizations and all the people in the continuous improvement of the whole society”, emphasized the President in a speech to the deputies. He specified that the new “Law of Laws” reinforces the… Continue ->

Tags: Capitalism, Communism, Cuba, Socialism


UN Passes Ukraine Resolution on Russian Human Rights Violations in Crimea, Provides No Evidence

Published 2018-12-23 12:29:05 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

New York City, The United States – The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution proposed by Ukraine on alleged human rights violations in the Crimean Russian peninsula. The document received positive votes from 65 countries, against 27, which opposed. Most, however – 70 countries – abstained. At the same time, the Russian representation with the organization reported that the Fifth UN Committee (Administrative Affairs and Budget) refused to allocate funds to implement this resolution. According to a Russian representative at the UN, the resolution passed “is anti-Russian and false.” “The Crimea is a place where people live happily. We invite… Continue ->

Tags: Crimea, Russia, Ukraine, UN


What are the Four Likely Locations WW3 Will Begin?

Published 2018-12-23 11:26:55 by Paul Antonopoulos in China, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

WASHINGTON DC, The United States – In 2019, the South China Sea, Ukraine, the Persian Gulf and the Korean peninsula will continue to be the hottest regions where World War III can begin, said a US military expert. According to Robert Farley, a professor at the National Military College, in his article in The National Interest, one of the “hot spots” is the South China Sea, in which a confrontation between the United States and China develops. The two countries are involved in a trade war between themselves – the fight is taking place within the framework of economic sanctions… Continue ->

Tags: China, Russia, US, WW3


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