The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-26

Heiko Maas, new German Foreign Minister
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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Russia, United-States, Headline-News, Ukraine, Israel, Mena, Syria, Latin-America, Venezuela, Defense, Nato.
Tags in this brief: Germany, INF, Nuclear Missiles, Russia, Ukraine, Christmas, Israel, Syria, ExxonMobil, Maduro, Venezuela, NATO.

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Germany opposes (1) cancelling the INF treaty, and (2) installing new nuke missiles in Europe

Published 2018-12-26 19:20:41 by Tom Winter in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Russia, United-States

In today’s Prosieben.de: Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has spoken out clearly against the deployment of new medium-range nuclear missiles in Germany and throughout Europe. Further, in an interview with the German Press Agency (DPA), he announced Germany’s opposition to any breach of the 30-year-old INF treaty between Russia and the US that bans the use of medium-range weapons. “Europe should by no means be the scene of an upgrade debate,” said Maas. “A deployment of new medium-range missiles would meet with widespread resistance in Germany.” The US accuses Russia of breaking the INF contract with the construction of new… Continue ->

Tags: Germany, INF, Nuclear Missiles


Poroshenko Ends Martial Law in the Regions of Ukraine on the Russian border

Published 2018-12-26 16:59:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – In early December, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko introduced martial law in some Ukrainian regions located on the Russian border after the incident in the Kerch Strait, in which three Ukrainian ships illegally crossed Russia’s maritime border. “This is my main decision, based on the analysis of the current state security situation and because of the fact that the situation around Ukraine has not changed much,” announced the president in a meeting of the National Security Council. The head of state also said that martial law did not affect the holding of the presidential election in Ukraine, which… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine


MAJOR Israel’s Christmas Air Strike Against Syria Jeopardized Civilian Aircraft

Published 2018-12-26 15:37:25 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Israel, Mena, Russia, Syria

MOSCOW, Russia – Israel carried out the airstrike on Syria as civilian planes landed at Damascus and Beirut airport, the Russian Defense Ministry said. According to the ministry, among the civilian aircraft that were put at risk due to the Israeli attack, there were no planes of the Russian aviation companies. “The Israeli Air Force attack was carried out at a time when non-Russian commercial airplanes were landing at Beirut [Lebanon] and Damascus [Syria] airports,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov . “The Israeli Air Force provocations on the night of December 25 when six F-16 fighters carried out an… Continue ->

Tags: Christmas, Israel, Russia, Syria


Venezuela Warns US to STOP Interference After Intercepting Invading ExxonMobil Vessel

Published 2018-12-26 14:48:16 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Latin-America, United-States, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – Caracas strongly rejected Washington’s response after intercepting an ExxonMobil oil exploration vessel by Venezuelan authorities, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said. On Saturday night, the Guyana Foreign Ministry said that the Venezuelan Bolivarian Navy had intercepted an oil exploration vessel operating within the country’s territorial waters under the flag of the Bahamas and on behalf of the American oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil. Caracas, for its part, insisted that there were not one but two oil exploration vessels, and they had illegally crossed the Venezuelan maritime border. The incident occurred in contested territories that are referred to by… Continue ->

Tags: ExxonMobil, Maduro, Venezuela


Russia Builds Project to Develop Multiple Rocket Launcher for Ships

Published 2018-12-26 13:17:00 by Paul Antonopoulos in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – A new ship-based rocket launcher (LMF) project was created by Russia, said Sergei Abramov, industrial director of Rostec’s conventional arms, ammunition and specialty chemicals department, in an interview. “We have a new ship-based LMF project, and there are new developments in the area of ​​projectiles for these systems as well as in the sphere of bombs,” Abramov said. In the case of ammunition for the LMF in question, he pointed out unguided projectile with highly explosive fragmentation warhead and new unguided projectile with cumulative warheads. Abramov also recalled that in 2017 the series production of the new… Continue ->

Tags: Russia


NATO Increases Presence of Strategic Weapons Near Russian Borders

Published 2018-12-26 11:33:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Nato, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – In recent times, the US and NATO have been increasing the deployment of strategic weapons near Russia’s borders, said Admiral Vladimir Korolev, chief of the navy’s General Staff, quoted by the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. The US and military alliance have increased the intensity of operational readiness along Russia’s borders. In addition, the Admiral revealed that Western countries have installed American naval air defense systems, conventional high-precision strategic systems and military infrastructure facilities in waters adjacent to Russian borders, Korolev told the Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper. However, the military commander stressed that the amount of Russian navy forces in… Continue ->

Tags: NATO, Russia


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