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Jul 9 2021

Spanish-Lithuanian Press Conference Interrupted By Fighter Jets Scrambling To Intercept Russian Warplanes

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On July 8th, a news conference with Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at a NATO airbase in Lithuania was interrupted, when Typhoon fighter jets were scrambled to intercept two Russian warplanes. The two leaders were three minutes into a news conference, televised live from the Siauliai airbase in northern Lithuanian, when flight crews responded to an alarm and scrambled their jets. The leaders and the media were led away. [embedded content] Military officials later confirmed the Spanish jets, based in Lithuania on a NATO mission to police Baltic …

Jul 1 2021

In Video: Italian Patrol Boat Sank In Mediterranean After Engine Fire

Support SouthFront Screen grab from Crotone News video. On July 1, a Corrubia-class patrol boat of the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance, sank in the Mediterranean Sea after a fire. The boat, G.94 Cappelletti, reportedly sank in the waters between Bianco and Roccella Jonica, in the province of Reggio Calabria. The fire broke out in the engine room before spreading out. The crew abandoned the 27-meter long boat after failing to put down the fire. They were all rescued by other boats of the GdF. [embedded …

Jun 30 2021

Location Spoofing And NATO Maritime Encroachment: Two Sides Of The Same Coin?

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] The string of NATO ships casually approaching Crimea and checking what would potentially happen is increasing. In the early hours of June 30th, online ship tracking services showed the U.S. Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ross, sailing together with a Ukrainian patrol boat just five miles off the coast of the Crimean Peninsula. The US Navy, however, denied …

Jun 28 2021

Harsh Response From Minsk: Belarus Withdrew From EU’s Eastern Partnership, Prepared More Surprises For Brussels

Support SouthFront Illustrative image: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN On June 28, Belarus suspended its participation in the EU’s Eastern Partnership initiative, according to the statement by the press service of the Belarusian Foreign Ministry. Such a move was a response to the introduction of new sanctions against 78 persons and 8 companies on June 21. The Permanent Representative of the Republic …

Jun 24 2021

Germany Holds 2nd Libyan Conference To Remind Of Empty Promises

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 23rd, many world leaders or their representatives gathered in Berlin in the 2nd Libya Conference, aimed at resolving the issues in the north African country. Notably, the conference praised the progress, but said that much more needs to be done heading into General Elections that are supposed to take part on December 24th. “However, more needs to be done to address and resolve the underlying causes of conflict, consolidate Libyan sovereignty, build on the progress made, and restore peace and prosperity for all Libyans. National Presidential and Parliamentary elections scheduled for …

Jun 21 2021

Vaccine Failings: The European Commission and AstraZeneca

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. In the messy, underhanded world of global health responses to COVID-19 it was only appropriate that lawyers should find themselves enriched on respective sides of a dispute about vaccine supply.  The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has been getting a good deal of bad press, with its COVID vaccines seen to be a riskier proposition, notably to younger adults, than those of its rivals.  But the matter of rare blood clotting was less a bother to one of the company’s main customers – the European Union – than its failure to be timely …

Jun 19 2021

Wither Encryption: What Operation Trojan Shield Reveals

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark My, were they delighted.  Politicians across several international jurisdictions beamed with pride that police and security forces had gotten one up on criminals spanning the globe.  It all involved a sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, led in conjunction with a number of law enforcement agencies in 16 countries, resulting in more than 800 arrests.  The European Union police agency Europol described it as the “biggest ever law enforcement operation against encrypted communication”. The haul was certainly more than the usual: over 32 tonnes of an assortment of drugs including …

Jun 18 2021

Lithuania Mulls Building Fence Along Belarus Border To Curb ‘Weaponized’ Migration

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 17th, the Lithuanian Interior Ministry announced that it was considering building a border fence on the border with Belarus. The reason is an alleged surge in illegal migration, which according to Vilnius is ‘weaponized’ by Minsk. “We are discussing this issue, conducting a study of the possibility of installing a physical fence. And it will probably cost 15 million [euros],“ Bilotaite said. The press secretary of the Interior Minister Lina Laurinaitite-Grigene said that different options for fencing are being considered: single, double, with barbed wire or alarm systems. The length of …

Jun 14 2021

Vague Alternatives and G7 Summitry: The Build Back Better World Initiative

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark Summits often feature grand statements and needless fripperies.  In Cornwall, the leaders of the G7 countries were trying to position and promote their relevance as the vanguard of democratic good sense and values.  They, the message went, remained relevant, valuable and essential to the order of the earth, despite challenges posed by the autocrats. Never let contradiction get in the way of such a united front.  Babbling about liberal democratic values matters little when it comes to crusty realpolitik.  The UK and the US continue to supply armaments …

Jun 14 2021

Is The Great ‘Sausage War’ Between The UK and EU Coming?

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Even after Brexit came through, and the UK is no longer a part of the European Union, tensions have not subsided between London and Brussels. On the sidelines of the G7 Summit, London accused France of “offensive” remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. After Brexit, trade between the UK and EU hasn’t been figured out. Especially between Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. Invariable, the talks keep coming back to the delicate patchwork of history, nationalism, religion and geography that intertwine in Northern Ireland, but the latest …

Jun 9 2021

MH17 Trial Moves Forward With The JIT Trying To Fit Facts To The Pre-Determined Outcome

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The trial over the Boeing MH17 crash over Eastern Ukraine in 2014 moved forward in the Netherlands. Eyewitness testimony was first read out on what the investigation considers to be the launch of a Buk anti-aircraft missile system towards the Malaysian Airlines liner in the sky at that moment. The witnesses were questioned by both the International Investigation Team (JIT) and the investigating judge. A total of 20 witnesses stated that they saw in the sky the trail from the launch of a certain rocket. 12 of them also heard a rumble or …

Jun 7 2021

Denmark Offshores the Right to Asylum

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. This has been a fantasy of Danish governments for some time.  There have been gazes of admiration towards countries like Australia, where processing refugees and asylum-seekers is a task offloaded, with cash incentives, to third countries (Papua New Guinea and Nauru come to mind).  Danish politicians, notably a good number among the Social Democrats, have dreamed about doing the same to countries in Africa, returning to that customary pattern of making poorer states undertake onerous burdens best undertaken by more affluent states. The government of Mette Frederiksen has now secured amendments …

Jun 2 2021

That Old Story: Spying on Friends

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. One has to be repeatedly reminded that the theatre of international relations knows no friends and only national interests, whatever those might be.  Intelligence services, being an expression of those interests, do not necessarily discriminate in targeting their quarry.  The revelations of Edward Snowden in 2013 about warrantless and unwarranted surveillance by the US National Security Agency was revealing on this point, though it merely confirmed centuries of understanding in politics: In our friends and foes, we mistrust. Having spilled such valuable beans, Snowden readied us for what should have been …

Jun 1 2021

Zero Dark Failure: NATO Troops Mistakenly Raid Food Workshop In Bulgaria (VIDEO)

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 29th, the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense and Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into an incident in the village of Cheshnegirovo in the region of Plovdiv. The incident involved US military who, mistakenly, stormed vegetable oil production workshop during a NATO military exercise. The incident happened on May 11, but the US embassy said it only learned about the incident on May 28th. The diplomatic mission apologized for the incident and promised to co-operate in the investigation. “The US Army takes training seriously and prioritizes the safety of our soldiers, our allies, …

May 31 2021

RyanAir Flight Grounded In Berlin Following False Bomb Threat

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On the morning of May 30th, A Ryanair flight from Dublin to Krakow had to make an emergency landing in Germany following a potential security threat on board. It was reportedly a bomb threat, quite similar to the alleged bomb threat that reportedly caused the landing of the RyanAir flight in Minsk approximately a week earlier. On the morning of May 31st, German federal police said that their deployment was finished, but declined to give details of what led to it, news agency dpa reported. RyanAir confirmed the grounding of the flight. “The …

May 31 2021

Shockingly Expected: U.S. NSA And Danish Intelligence Spied On “EU Allies”

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The US National Security Agency (NSA), with assistance from Denmark’s foreign intelligence unit spied on senior officials of European countries, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, among others. This was revealed in a report by Danish state broadcaster DR. The findings are the result of an internal investigation in the Danish Defense Intelligence Service from 2015 into NSA’s role in the partnership, DR said, citing nine unnamed sources with access to the investigation. This is unsurprising, as the fact that the US spies on its allies regularly has been known …

May 30 2021

On The Hunt For Gas. War Drums In The Western Mediterranean

Support SouthFront Greek Energy and Environment Minister Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus Giorgos Lakkotrypis and Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz signed in Athens the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the EastMed gas pipeline in December 2020 Written by Piero Messina  The waters of the eastern Mediterranean have become the scene of a low-intensity war. The goal is to control the energy resources that extend into the seabed from the coast of Greece to Israel. The maritime area of the eastern Mediterranean is one of the main areas of energy interest. In 2009, …

May 27 2021

The First World War, Cecile Rhodes and Conspiracy Facts

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by David William Pear, originally published by  The Greanville Post “History is always written by the winners. When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books— books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe. As Napoleon once said, ‘What is history, but a fable agreed upon? ‘”— Professor Robert Langdon The Decline of an Empire Why did World War One happen?  The conventional fable agreed upon begins on June 28, 1914 with the assassination of Austria’s Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo.  The aftermath of the assassination spiraled …

May 26 2021

‘This Is War’: Lukashenko’s First Public Comments On RyanAir Incident

Support SouthFront MINSK, BELARUS – MAY 26, 2021: Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko speaks during a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission of Belarus, and state government officials, in the Oval Hall of the Government House. Maxim Guchek/BelTA On May 26, President of Belarus Alexandr Lukashenko addressed parliament, publicly commenting on the incident in Minsk airport for the first time. Lukashenko began his speech at a meeting with parliamentarians, members of the Constitutional Commission and representatives of government bodies with the claim that his following statements would become the basic principles of the Belarusian foreign policy. “As we predicted, …

May 25 2021

Script Of RianAir Pilots’ Conversation, Videos Of Protasevich And Detained Russian Girl Released

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On May 25, Department of Aviation of Belarus published the script of the conversation between Minsk airport and the Ryanair pilot that made an emergency landing in Minsk airport in May 23. On May 23, 2021, a written message with the following content in English was sent to the e-mail of the National Airport Minsk from the e-mail address protonmail.com: “We, Hamas soldiers, demand that Israel cease fire in the Gaza Strip. We demand that the European Union abandon its support for Israel in this war. We know that the participants of Delphi Economic Forum are …

May 25 2021

RyanAir’s Landing In Belarus And Its Far-Reaching Impact On Europe

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Belarus has been regularly in and out of the spotlight in recent months, with protests, chaos and alleged assassination schemes against President Alexander Lukashenko. On May 23rd, Ryanair flight FR4978 from Athens to Vilnius in Lithuania made an emergency landing at the Minsk international airport, following a false bomb threat. The incident resulted in the arrest of opposition …

May 25 2021

Belarus Expels Latvian Ambassador, Diplomatic Staff Over Flag Fiasco

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 24th, Belarus expelled all Latvian diplomats and staff, including the ambassador from the country. This took place because Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Martins Stakis, the mayor of Riga replaced the Belarusian state flag with a historical Belarusian red and white flag – now the symbol of the opposition – in the centre of the Latvian capital, which is hosting the Ice Hockey World Championship. Minsk had originally been supposed to co-host the tournament with Riga but was stripped of the right to do so because of political unrest following …

May 24 2021

Alternative Version Or Who May Be Behind Minsk Special Operation

Support SouthFront Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) and his Belarus’ counterpart Alexander Lukashenko walk in as they attend a session of the Supreme State Council of the Union State at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 3, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / SERGEI KARPUKHIN (Photo credit should read SERGEI KARPUKHIN/AFP/Getty Images) On May 23, a plane of RyanAir airlines flying from the Athens to Vilnius carried out an emergency landing at the Minsk airport, following a bomb alert. This is widely claimed to be a special operation ordered by President Alexandr Lukashenko aimed at arrest of one of opposition …

May 23 2021

Thousands Soldiers, Police Officers Looking For “Belgian Rambo” For Fifth Day

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Since May 18th, the Belgian, German, Dutch police officers and soldiers are searching for a “Belgian Rambo”. They are looking for a deserter, an experienced sniper instructor who escaped from the unit, promising to fight the police and the COVID restrictions. 46-year-old Belgian soldier Jurgen Conings, is allegedly hiding in the woods on the border with the Netherlands. He is armed with four anti-tank grenade launchers, as well as a machine gun and pistols. His abandoned vehicle with four rocket launchers inside was found close to the Dutch border . More than 400 …

May 7 2021

France And UK Send Patrol Warships To English Channel Over Fishing Spat

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The United Kingdom sent patrol warships to the Jersey Island in the English Channel due to a fishing spat with NATO ally and former-EU compatriot France. In return, France dispatched two maritime patrol boats to the waters off Jersey Island itself. An official from the French presidential administration said the deployment of the French boats “speaks to our concern, and frustration, and is an appeal, which we will also express, for the correct application of agreements,” sealed when Britain left the EU, Reuters reported. The official said the deployment of patrol vessels from …

May 5 2021

Going To Court: The EU Sues AstraZeneca

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. It has been a relationship of characterised by bitterness and misunderstanding.  It began with a poorly negotiated agreement – poor, that is, from the European Union perspective – between Brussels and AstraZeneca for the supply of COVID-19 vaccine doses.  Less rigorous in terms of penalties and consequences than the UK-AstraZeneca deal, the EU version was very much the poor cousin, giving the company much latitude in terms of production schedules and delays.  While the UK government managed to insert the relevant clause allowing it to terminate the deal and invoke punitive …

May 4 2021

Eric Zuesse: Marine Le Pen Has The Strongest Chance To Succeed, Of All Progressive Political Leaders In The World Today

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Eric Zuesse. Marine Le Pen has continued her gradual political rise in France so that in the French political polling she now stands as the likeliest to succeed the man who beat her in 2017, Emmanuel Macron. If she does that, then she will probably bring bigger changes to international relations than any national leader has done ever since U.S. President Harry S. Truman started the Cold War on 25 July 1945. She is the daughter of the far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen, but after taking over leadership of the far-right Party …

May 4 2021

The Values Of Democracy: Latvian Gay Man Dies After Being Burned Alive

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 28th, a 29-year-old Latvian medical assistant died of severe burns in the small, idyllic, historical city of Tukums, Latvia. 29-year-old Normunds Kindzulis suffered burn wounds over 85 percent of his body after he was found engulfed in flames on his front doorstep. He was allegedly set ablaze by his neighbors for being homosexual, in the bastion of democracy and human rights that stands against the evil “Russian Empire” alongside the other Baltic states – Latvia. A scuffle allegedly broke out in the apartment complex he lived in, and for that he …

May 1 2021

Airspace Secured: Italian F-35 Fighter Jets Arrive In Estonia To Guard The Baltics

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 30th, Italian Air Force F-35 Lightning II fighter jets arrived in Estonia to protect the airspace of the Baltic countries. According to the press service of the General Staff of the Estonian Defense Forces, they will replace the German Eurofighter Typhoon fighters in rotation. The rotation ceremony for NATO’s Baltic Air Security Mission will take place on Monday at Amari Air Force Base. The ceremony will be attended by Estonian Defense Minister Kalle Laanet and Italian Deputy Defense Minister Giorgio Mule. Click to see full-size image Fighters of the 13th Air …

Apr 30 2021

Killer Of French Police Officer In Paris Suburbs To Become Al-Qaeda’s Winner

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 23rd, in the French city of Rambouillet, an, initially unidentified individual, attacked a police officer with a knife. The man shouted “Allahu Akbar” while doing so. The attacker was killed. The victim died of her wounds. According to preliminary data, the attacker is a citizen of Tunisia. Tabat, an al-Qaeda affiliated agency, praised the knife attack in Rambouillet, France. The propagandists say that the attack was carried out by “brother-fighter” Jamal Karshan. It should be recalled that a few days before the terrorist attack in France, the al-Qaeda-linked cyber terrorist group …

Apr 25 2021

Ethnic Engineering: Denmark’s Ghetto Policy

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Written by Dr. Binoy Kampmark. The very word is chilling, but has become normalised political currency in Denmark.  Since 2010, the Danish government has resorted to generating “ghetto lists” marking out areas as socially problematic for the state. In 2018, the country’s parliament passed “ghetto” laws to further regulate the lives of individuals inhabiting various city areas focusing on their racial and ethnic origins.  The legislation constitutes the spear tip of the “One Denmark without Parallel Societies – No Ghettos in 2030” initiative; its target: “non-Western” residents who overbalance the social ledger by concentrating in various city …

Apr 23 2021

War Is Over Before It Begins And Kiev Is Left To Play By Itself

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Boosty: https://boosty.to/analysis-intelligence Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ On April 23rd, the US and NATO’s biggest concern in regard to Ukraine is dissolving. The troops from the Russian Southern and Western military districts began returning to their permanent positions of deployment. A day earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Crimea, where a large-scale exercise was taking place. It involved more than 10 …

Apr 21 2021

Worldwide Chaos Just A Step Away In Eastern Ukraine

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ Preparations for open conflict in Ukraine are ongoing as a sense of impending urgency is felt in the air. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for a meeting in Eastern Ukraine in a video address. He said that he went to the contact line every month, claiming that if war was to be avoided, discussions …

Apr 18 2021

Czechs Are Played In Geopolitical Chess Game

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The Russian Foreign Ministry declared 20 Czech diplomats personae non-gratae. They must leave Russia before April 20. The decision was made after Czech officials expelled 18 diplomats to Moscow. On April 17, citing allegations of the involvement of the Russian intelligence in a blast at a military depot in the Czech Republic that took place in 2014, the Czech government ordered 18 Russian diplomats out of the country during 48 hours. Initially, the blast was thought to be an accident. The Czech special services considered that employees of the Russian special services were working under diplomatic …

Apr 17 2021

After Chimerica And EuRussia

Support SouthFront Illustrative image DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ, BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq, ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 Written by J.Hawk exclusively for SouthFront. In light of current events, it is remarkable that the term “Chimerica” was coined by Nial Ferguson and Moritz Schularick a mere 15 years ago. Reflecting on the growing interdependence era between the United States and People’s Republic of China, they argued the two countries in practice represented a single, symbiotic economy featuring a closed cycle of manufacturing, consumption, spending, and debt. Chimerica, alas, hit a rough patch at about …

Apr 17 2021

Oceania Takes On Eurasia And Eastasia

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: PayPal: [email protected] Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Gumroad: https://gumroad.com/southfront Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ or via: https://www.patreon.com/southfront, BTC: 3Gbs4rjcVUtQd8p3CiFUCxPLZwRqurezRZ,  BCH ABC: qpf2cphc5dkuclkqur7lhj2yuqq9pk3hmukle77vhq,  ETH: 0x9f4cda013e354b8fc285bf4b9a60460cee7f7ea9 The emerging US strategy appears to be centered on imposing a regime of isolation on Russia and China with the aim of ultimately effecting regime change in both countries through a combination of political, economic, and military measures. The military component consists of building up naval, aerial, and space capabilities for …

Apr 13 2021

Crimean MPs Call On The West To Explain Military Presence Along Russia’s Borders

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. Click to see full-size image On April 12th, Russian member of parliament from the Crimean region Mikhail Sheremet asked the collective West to explain its military presence at the borders of Russia. He also said that the movements of Russian forces within Russia’s borders are an entirely internal matter. Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the G7 countries and the High Representative of the EU said that the Russian military is active along the borders with Ukraine and in Crimea and called on Moscow to de-escalate and adhere to OSCE principles. Sheremet noted that Russia is taking …

Apr 7 2021

Turkish Hospitality Reflects The Real Geopolitical Equilibrium

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 6, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks with EU representatives. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel arrived to Turkey to discuss different topics that are currently shaping the relationship between Brussels and Ankara. The negotiations included the renewal of the migration agreement of 2016 and the Customs Union, the facilitation of the visa regime for Turkish citizens, as well as international high-level contacts. One of the main topics was the refugee agreement, that was signed in 2016 in order to reduce the number …

Apr 2 2021

Syria’s Foreign Ministry Condemns “Illegitimate” Brussels 5 Conference

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 2nd, the Syrian Foreign Minister issued a statement condemning the so-called “Brussels 5” conference. In its statement, the Foreign Ministry expressed its disapproval of what it described as a “show” and that the conference results would be illegitimate. The statement added that the “UN” heading of the conference in the absence of the Syrian government concerned with the Syrians’ affairs, is a clear violation of the UN Charter and the Security Council resolutions, which all call to respect the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of Syria. The ministry continued that …

Apr 2 2021

Iran Begins Enriching Uranium With New Centrifuge Cascade

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image As of March 31st, Iran is enriching uranium with its forth cascade of advanced IR-2m machines at its Natanz plant, a new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said. The UN nuclear agency reported on March 8 that Tehran had begun enriching uranium with the third cascade of advanced IR-2m centrifuges at its Natanz nuclear facility. “On 31 March 2021, the Agency verified at FEP (Fuel Enrichment Plant) that: Iran had begun feeding natural UF6 into a fourth cascade of 174 IR-2m centrifuges,” read the report obtained by Reuters said. Iran …

Mar 31 2021

Carrot And Stick, Strange Strategy Of European Union To Block Erdogan’s ‘Blue Homeland’

Support SouthFront Illustrative Image Submitted by Piero Messina. Since last summer, the European Union’s policy towards Turkey has been explained by this simple concept. A stick to hit Sultan Erdogan when he is wrong in the eyes of the European community, a carrot when he agrees to the wishes of Brussels. But it’s a silly game that often doesn’t work. Let’s get back to August 2020, when the first phase of the UE “carrot and stick” policy showed itself to be a fiasco:  Greece and Turkey are one step away from armed confrontation in the eastern Mediterranean. Their warships face off …

Mar 31 2021

Russia, Germany, France Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal, As U.S. Fails To Step Up

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On March 30th, Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), among other issues. The Kremlin said that the trio spoke in favor of “preserving and implementing” the JCPOA and “further coordinating steps in this direction.” Separately, the Elysee Palace said in a statement that three leaders had agreed to take measures on the nuclear pact and coordinate their efforts to return Iran to full compliance with its international obligations as soon as possible. The new US administration, under President …

Mar 30 2021

NATO Pushes For Creation Of “Democratic Resilience Center”

Donate Click to see full-size image In NATO, the creation of the Center for Democratic Resilience has surfaced, yet again. According to the idea, it will have to monitor the facts of violation of democracy in the member countries of the alliance and help the allies to develop democratic institutions more effectively. For the first time, the initiative to create this office was voiced in 2019, then it was noted in the concept for the development of the NATO alliance 2030 and, finally, in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly a working group was created that will try to translate this idea …

Mar 26 2021

Ukraine Adopts New Military Strategy, Plans To Renew Air Force Fleet

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 25th, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine “On the Military Security Strategy of Ukraine,” his press service reported. The document provides for the introduction of a comprehensive approach to the defense of Ukraine in the face of a military threat to national security associated with the use of hybrid methods. “Ukraine’s comprehensive defense corresponds to the sovereign inalienable right of every state to self-defense against aggression enshrined in the UN Charter and is not aimed at achieving military parity with …

Mar 17 2021

SIPRI Report 2021: U.S. Tops Weapon Exports, Saudi Arabia Weapon Imports (Again)

Donate Click to see full-size image On March 15th, The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its weapon sales report. This time it was focused on the past 5 years, and not just the past year. Before getting into any detail, it concluded that the US remained the largest weapons exporter on the planet, while Saudi Arabia remained the largest weapons importer. The five largest arms exporters in 2016–20 were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. The five largest arms importers were Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China. Between 2011–15 and 2016–20 there were increases in …

Mar 16 2021

Defender Europe 2021 Begins, Somehow Featuring Armenia

Donate Click to see full-size image The massive NATO exercise, Defender Europe 2021 kicked off, and it will run through June 2021. #SupportTheWarrior#DEFENDEREurope 2021#[email protected] @asc_hq https://t.co/Fja2KoCJyu — 405th Army Field Support Brigade (@405thAFSB) March 16, 2021 A hype video was also released. 🚨 #PressRelease #DEFENDEREurope 2️⃣ 1️⃣ activities begin this month, include more than two dozen nations #StrongerTogetherFull release: https://t.co/CTE2HdRNcG pic.twitter.com/ESgS0DuWxG — U.S. Army Europe and Africa (@USArmyEURAF) March 15, 2021 DEFENDER-Europe is an annual large-scale U.S. Army Europe and Africa-led, multinational, joint exercise designed to build strategic and operational readiness and interoperability between U.S., NATO allies and partners. This …

Mar 15 2021

Big Fail Of AstraZeneca: Europe Suspends Vaccination

Donate Illustrative Image The European countries one by one halt the vaccination by AstraZeneca vaccine. Previously, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Austria, Estonia and Lithuania suspended its use, while on March 15th, Germany, France and Italy have temporarily suspended the vaccination with Oxford-AstraZeneca. The reason of such decisions is the number of cases of blood clots, including lethal, that were reported the last week. According to the statement issued by AstraZeneca on March 14th, “more than 17 million people vaccinated in the EU and UK with COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca … So far across the  EU and UK, there have been 15 …

Mar 14 2021

EXCLUSIVE Interview With Sheikh Al-Senussi On Libyan Reconciliation Process

Donate Sheikh Al-Senussi Al-Heliq Al-Zawi (C). Archive image Dear friends, SouthFront is a public organisation that provides an independent platform for various points of view on the most relevant issues of international relations, on-going armed conflicts and crises. We offer you an exclusive interview with the President of the Zawi Tribe Council and Vice President of the Supreme Council of Libyan Tribes, the Sheikh Al-Senussi Al-Haleq Al-Zawi, where he presents his National Reconciliation Plan, describes the role of regional actors and the United Nations in the peacemaking process, current oil extraction issues and the prospects for his country. The on-going …

Mar 10 2021

Foreign Ministry: EU foundation applied policy is only a continuation of new colonialism

Related Articles Damascus, SANA- Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said Wednesday that the foundation of the EU with its applied policy is only a continuation of colonialism, but in modern way. The Ministry added that what the EU has presented for Syria has never been grants or bids, but loans that were paid periodically from the money of the Syrian people. Syria reiterates that despite of the danger of what the UE foundation is doing, it affirms differentiation between what this foundation is doing and some of the countries affiliated to it as there are several EU countries which have adopted …

Mar 10 2021

The Dangerous US/NATO Strategy In Europe

Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Written by Manlio Dinucci; Originally appeared at Global Research The NATO Dynamic Manta anti-submarine warfare exercise took place in the Ionian Sea from February 22 to March 5. Ships, submarines, and planes from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Belgium, and Turkey participated in it. The two main units involved in this exercise were a US Los Angeles class nuclear attack submarine and the French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle together with its battle group, and a nuclear attack submarine was also included. Soon after the exercise, the Charles de Gaulle carrier went to …