The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-04-27

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 14, articles about Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Opinions, Russia, Ukraine, Defense, Brazil, Latin-America, Iran, Mena, Venezuela, Eu, Italy, Turkey, Anglo-5, China, United-States, North-Korea, Politics, Cuba, Nicaragua.

Tags in this brief: ATP, Citizenship, DPR, EP, Lpr, Poroshenko, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, War, Zelensky, Honor Guard, May 9th, Parade, Preparations, Russian Military, Victory Day, CSTO, NATO, Shoigu, Shoygu, Bolsonaro, BRICS, Mercosur, Iran, Iraq, IRGC, Lebanon, Syria, Terrorism, Yemen, Sanctions, Venezuela, Eu, Italy, Salvini, Turkey, China, FBI, US, Criminal Investigation, Lawsuit, SBU, DPRK, Geopolitics, Kim Jong Un, Multipolarity, North Korea, Security, ISIS, LATAM, CEC, Corruption, Crisis, Elections, Rada, Cuba, Nicaragua.

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Opinion: WHY THE COLLAPSE OF UKRAINE UNDER ZELENSKY IS INEVITABLE

Published 2019-04-27 21:18:11 by Guest Author in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Lugansk, Opinions, Russia, Ukraine

By Alexander Zapolskis – Apr 27, 2019 – Of course the loudest media theme of the current moment is the news about the signing by the President of the Russian Federation a decree on granting Russian citizenship to citizens of the LDNR under a simplified procedure. Given the complexity of the issue, a wave of all sorts of assumptions has already risen around it. The result Ukraine will not like for sure. Moreover, the necessary legal basis for not having to particularly disguise itself as Russia is now there. It’s one thing to defend a certain abstract Russian world and… Continue ->

Tags: ATP, Citizenship, DPR, EP, Lpr, Poroshenko, Putin, Russia, Ukraine, War, Zelensky


Russian Army reveals that Women will march with Honor Guard in Victory Parade in historical first

Published 2019-04-27 17:00:13 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

By Dmitry Popov – The parade on Red Square on May 9th, always evokes a sense of pride in the country and its Armed Forces. But the parade is not only a tribute to memory and a demonstration of military power. It is also a big job in its preparation. The participants of the parade, as well as some surprises of the parade of 2019, according to the Russian pro-military outlet, the Army Standard, who interviewed Lieutenant-General Vladimir Trishunkin about the standard of the parade, as well as about some surprises of the 2019 parade. – Vladimir Viktorovich, when does the preparation… Continue ->

Tags: Honor Guard, May 9th, Parade, Preparations, Russian Military, Victory Day


VIDEO – Shoygu: Russia WILL RETALIATE to NATO Aggression, NOT be provoked

Published 2019-04-27 16:30:57 by Drago Victorien in Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Apr 27, 2019 – The 8th ‘Moscow Conference on International Security’ is taking place in the capital with the participation of defense ministers from at least 35 states and over 1,000 experts from more than 100 countries. Russia, in particular, is represented by the likes of Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Valery Gerasimov, and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekEmQA3Q8YE The conference kicked off with some big declarations from the get-go with Sergey Shoygu responding to NATO’s increased activity on Russia’s borders: ”…this increased activity will lead to an adequate response from… Continue ->

Tags: CSTO, NATO, Russian Military, Shoigu, Shoygu


IN DEPTH: How will Brazil’s shift affect BRICS and Mercosur?

Published 2019-04-27 16:00:49 by Paul Antonopoulos in Brazil, Headline-News, Latin-America, Opinions

From Sputnik Brazil – Translated by Paul Antonopoulos  – “Mercosur will not be a priority,” said economist Paulo Guedes, appointed by then-newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro in 2018, hours after 57 million voters chose the former Army captain for the post. It was the first major demonstration that was dictated – the era of multilateralism in Brazil is in check. The appointment of diplomat Ernesto Araújo to lead the Foreign Ministry a few days later only deepened the understanding that the country would depart from its tradition that has always favored international laws and agreements – much of them debated… Continue ->

Tags: Bolsonaro, BRICS, Mercosur


Is Iran’s army a Terrorist entity or a Savior for West-Asia?

Published 2019-04-27 15:30:22 by Guest Author in Headline-News, Iran, Mena

By Adeel Abbas Mangi –  The recent US announcement regarding the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has changed the course of history. Washington has defied international laws and norms by designating a de jure state army as a terrorist organization. The ongoing rift between Washington and Tehran dates back to the 1979 Islamic Revolution that brings an end to America’s two-pillar policy in the Middle East. However, this escalation can be reassessed through the prism of regional and international realpolitik dynamics. On February 17, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated, “The demonization of my country has been a convenient cross for… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Iraq, IRGC, Lebanon, Syria, Terrorism, Yemen


Moscow DEFENDS Venezuela – Denounces U.S sanctions against Foreign Minister

Published 2019-04-27 15:00:24 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia, Venezuela

MOSCOW – Moscow is outraged by Washington’s sanctions against Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday. The US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has also posted on its website on Friday that the US has imposed sanctions on Arreaza and Judge Carol Padilla. “We were outraged by reports that the United States imposed personal sanctions on the Venezuelan foreign minister, Arreaza. Once again a blatant attempt was made to put pressure on the government of that country and the entire Venezuelan people,” the Russian ministry said. “We urge the… Continue ->

Tags: Russia, Sanctions, Venezuela


Salvini says he prefers Russia over Turkey in European Union

Published 2019-04-27 14:30:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eu, Eurasia, Headline-News, Italy, Russia, Turkey

ROME – Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would like to see Russia as part of the European Union rather than Turkey, which has been trying to become a member of the bloc for years. “To be honest, instead of offering [entry into the European Union] to Turkey, I prefer to see Russia as part of the European ranks,” Salvini said. For the Italian nationalist leader, Russia would be much closer to Europe in terms of culture. “I think Russia is much closer to our history, our culture, our economy, our traditions than Turkey,” he said…. Continue ->

Tags: Eu, Italy, Russia, Salvini, Turkey


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FBI Director Reveals: China’s Huawei is the Highest Intelligence Threat

Published 2019-04-27 14:00:45 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, United-States

WASHINGTON DC – US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director Christopher Wray wrote that the biggest threat to the US in the field of intelligence gathering is represented by China. China has pioneered a social approach to stealing innovation in any way it can from a wide range of companies, universities and organizations, Wray was quoted as saying. He explained that China collects information through state-owned enterprises, supposedly private enterprises, students and researchers, and various actors working on behalf of China. We have research on economic espionage, which almost invariably leads to China in all 56 local offices covering almost… Continue ->

Tags: China, FBI, US


MAJOR: Poroshenko may face prosecution, ban from leaving Ukraine – National Police and SBU accused of conspiring against national security

Published 2019-04-27 13:30:04 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

KIEV – The Kiev District Administrative Court is looking at prohibiting President Petro Poroshenko from being able to leave the country. According to the press service of the court, in addition to the “guarantor” himself, the head of the presidential administration Igor Reinin and the first deputy chairman of the BPP faction Igor Kononenko may be barred from leaving the country . It is noted that the District Administrative Court of Kiev received a lawsuit from the TV presenter “1 + 1” Oleksandr Dubinsky against the National Police, the Security Service of Ukraine and the Administration of the State Border Service. The lawsuit claims that the National Police… Continue ->

Tags: Criminal Investigation, Lawsuit, Poroshenko, SBU


PUTIN: China-Russia Alliance a ‘Stabilizing Factor’ Against U.S Aggression

Published 2019-04-27 12:59:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, China, Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia, United-States

MOSCOW – Days before meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the importance of the alliance between the two countries and criticized “some countries” seeking “exclusive global leadership.” “They violently violate the norms and principles of international law and resort to blackmail, apply sanctions and pressures, and try to impose their values ​​and vague ideals on entire countries and peoples. We absolutely do not agree with such approaches,” Putin said in an interview with Chinese newspaper Renmin Ribao (People’s Daily). In the interview, Putin argued that bilateral relations between Russia and China are a “stabilizing factor… Continue ->

Tags: China, Putin, Russia


VIDEO – Putin on Korea: International law instead of Threats are necessary to tackle global challenges

Published 2019-04-27 12:23:23 by Drago Victorien in Eurasia, Headline-News, North-Korea, Russia

Drago Victorien – After talks with Kim Jong Un, President Vladimir Putin spoke to journalists and highlighted the key points necessary for solving world challenges like the one on the Korean Peninsula. He stressed the importance of restoring the force of international law and not letting the ”right of the fist” or rule of force being a decider. He also commented on how the issue of denuclearisation can be solved and how to build relations between Pyongyang and Seoul. ”North Korea needs guarantees of its security and sovereignty for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula” , Putin firmly stated.  … Continue ->

Tags: DPRK, Geopolitics, Kim Jong Un, Multipolarity, North Korea, Putin, Russia, Security


Russia warns that Al-Qaeda is in Latin America, but such warnings can produce very negative results

Published 2019-04-27 11:32:58 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Russia

MOSCOW – The activity of jihadists affiliated with Daesh [ISIS] and al-Qaeda was spotted in Latin America by recruiting fighters and promoting extremist ideology among local Muslims, said the Russian chief of the Central Intelligence Department (GRU), Igor Kostyukov. “Among the new risk factors is the emergence of training camps and jihadist hiding places in the region,” said Igor Kostyukov, director of GRU, at the Moscow annual conference on International Security. The jihadists currently operating in Latin America are linked to Daesh and al-Qaeda, he added. “They recruit fighters to strengthen their ranks in the Middle East and North Africa,… Continue ->

Tags: ISIS, LATAM, Russia


UKRAINE POLITICAL CRISIS: Poroshenko Dominated Electoral Commission Refusing to Recognize Zelensky’s Victory – towards what end?

Published 2019-04-27 10:49:54 by Joaquin Flores in Eurasia, Headline-News, Politics, Ukraine

KIEV –  The political situation in Ukraine is beginning to show increased signs of instability, as the common-course infighting has led to a post-electoral crisis in the making. In Ukraine, similar to the United States, the presidential and parliamentary (Congressional, Rada) elections are disconnected. But Poroshenko’s power both in the Rada and in the electoral commission are being expressed in such a way that the stage is being set for Zelensky to have little to no authority. While it is widely estimated that the electoral commission will ultimately recognize Zelensky’s victory, they are ultimately breaking the law by not doing… Continue ->

Tags: CEC, Corruption, Crisis, Elections, Poroshenko, Rada, Ukraine, Zelensky


RUSSIA REVEALS: U.S Aggression on Venezuela is Stage One before attacks on Cuba, Nicaragua

Published 2019-04-27 10:03:10 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Cuba, Eurasia, Headline-News, Latin-America, Nicaragua, Russia, United-States, Venezuela

MOSCOW – The US is ready to use all means to remove the unwanted socialist governments of Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba from power in order to achieve full control over Latin America, warned the Russian chief of the Central Intelligence Department (GRU), Igor Kostyukov. Washington’s foreign policy will be the main security threat for Latin America in the coming years, said Igor Kostyukov at the Moscow Annual Conference on International Security. Washington acts “in disregard of international law” and without considering the possible consequences for its allies “in order to achieve full control over the region,” he said. The US… Continue ->

Tags: Cuba, Nicaragua, Russia, US, Venezuela


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