JPMorgan analysts said on Monday that state oil company PDVSA was delaying $404 million in payments on 2021, 2024 and 2035 bonds. Maduro says on his national radio show that the delay is due to Citibank, which he says allowed a backlog to interfere with payments. Source Fox News
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Turkey and Russia have reached an agreement in principle on the delivery of Russian-made S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to the Turkish side and are negotiating the price and joint production issues, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday. Source Tass
There is suspicion that Turkish intelligence is behind the statements about the redrawing borders in the Balkans and “the spread of the Greater Albania idea.” Source B92
The Turkish Intel Agency MIT has been ordered by president Erdogan to start preparing Albanians in the Balkans to wage war against Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro, reports Serbian daily Informer. For over six months, preparations have been underway for Turkey to establish control over the Balkans, using albanians as their proxies. Attack is planned on North Kosovo, but also southern Serbia, NW Macedonia (Skopje and Kumanovo) and southern Montnegro (Ulcinj). MIT operatives are coordinating all their activities from Pristina. Source Mina