The FRN Daily News Brief 2018-12-29

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 6 articles about Eurasia, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, United-States, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, Colombia, Latin-America, Venezuela.
Tags in this brief: EC, Eu, Nord Stream II, Russia, Soviet, Manbij, Syria, Turkey, Colombia, Maduro, Venezuela, Ukraine, War, West.

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Brussels and Berlin both set aside US pressure against Nord Stream II

Published 2018-12-29 23:11:49 by Tom Winter in Eurasia, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, United-States

From Vglad in Russian Europe has removed the last obstacle in the Nord Stream II route Europe shields Nord Stream II from Trump The European Commission, which has no love for Nord Stream II, has made a crucial statement: Trump’s threats cannot stop the construction of the gas pipeline, said European Commissioner Gunter Oettinger. Thus, Europe has removed the last obstacle in the way of the Nord Stream II. Brussels sends another important signal to Kiev. How did Nord Stream 2 go through seven circles of hell, and what awaits Ukraine? “I have never been an active supporter of Nord… Continue ->

Tags: EC, Eu, Nord Stream II


How Does Russia Use The Great Soviet Aeronautical Potential?

Published 2018-12-29 18:35:04 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

MOSCOW, Russia – By modernizing Soviet aircraft it is possible to obtain efficient advanced aircraft without spending much money and time. Russian military pilot Vladimir Popov explained why this strategy was the most effective. Numerous aircraft, including the Tu-22M3M and the Tu-160M2, are examples of modern modifications. Much like its predecessor Tu-22, the Tu-22M3M has a completely new avionic complex, being compatible with the GLONASS navigation system, in addition to having a digital interface and electronic countermeasure systems. Popov ensures that the modernized Tu-22M3M can be considered a perfectly current airplane. “It has a completely different equipment, only its old… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Soviet


Turkey Continues Sending Military Vehicles to Syrian Border, Syrian Army Fully Prepared for Aggression

Published 2018-12-29 16:02:08 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey

URFA, Turkey – A convoy of heavy military vehicles from the Turkish Armed Forces arrived in Urfa province, which borders Syria, Turkish media wrote on Saturday. According to the Anadolu agency, mortars, tanks and other armored vehicles were transferred from different military units in western Turkey to strengthen the border with Syria. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously stated that Ankara is ready to start a military operation in the Syrian city of Manbij against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) if the United States does not withdraw them. Erdogan later said he had decided to postpone the… Continue ->

Tags: Manbij, Syria, Turkey


Maduro Prepares Venezuela’s Defenses Against Imperialist-backed Colombian Aggression

Published 2018-12-29 13:10:23 by Paul Antonopoulos in Colombia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The Venezuelan head of state, Nicolás Maduro, said during the end of the year presidential salute to the Armed Forces that he ordered the country’s army to step up surveillance at border posts with Colombia. “I have given express orders… to redouble the operational effort with all levels of strength that we have, to protect the border with Colombia, to fight the violence and crime that comes from there and to guarantee tranquility and peace,” said Maduro. In addition, he claimed that the Colombian country is not able to defend its borders and thanked the Venezuelan forces… Continue ->

Tags: Colombia, Maduro, Venezuela


Despite Aggression Against Russia, Ukraine is Economically Unable to Pay for War

Published 2018-12-29 13:06:21 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine – Due to its low economic growth, Ukraine cannot afford a war because poor countries do not emerge victorious from conflicts, says Ukrainian political analyst Oleg Voloshin. “Ukraine, with low economic growth, cannot afford a war. Poor countries do not win wars,” Voloshin said during a political talk show on NewsOne, adding that Ukrainian politicians are now facing the task of securing peace in the country. The expert on international affairs also recalled the fires and explosions in ammunition depots in Ukraine. “We are proud that the Americans allocated $300 million for military aid, and now we have… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Ukraine, War


West is ‘Shocked’ at Underestimating Russian Capabilities

Published 2018-12-29 12:11:41 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

BERLIN, Germany – The German edition Die Welt reported that the Russian complex Avangard caused “panic” in the United States. Military analyst Andrei Koshkin commented on the situation, expressing hope that this could force Washington to continue negotiations. According to the German newspaper, the Avangard complex, equipped with a hypersonic glider block, is a “New Year gift for the Russians”, and the development of this hypersonic missile system caused a certain nervousness in the USA. The paper emphasizes that Americans will now be forced to “act under pressure.” In early November, the Pentagon launched a project to create a hypersonic… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, West


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