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tv   The Day  Deutsche Welle  December 9, 2019 11:02pm-11:30pm CET

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so i'm with russian president vladimir putin zelinsky is inexperienced and he wants peace in eastern ukraine putin is a master of his craft and he still claims that russian troops are not in eastern ukraine tonight from reality t.v. to reality politic the reality check for ukraine's new man in charge i bring golf in berlin this is the day. we're looking for peace after all this time we need to resolve this war it's been 6 years since it all began. to live in harmony in friendship so they don't call us separatists but at the state nothing good will come from the troops pulling back not from some kind of talks from a position of weakness. i don't understand what maclin mcclung want to do so then skin putin should sit down together drinks on foot get together and put all this
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behind them we need a united ukraine and we need an end to this shit giving b. of a suddenly making peace and that's going to be to us. also coming up no lympics no world cup russia faces a 4 year ban from all sports a nation called cheating about its own dopey consequences including the finding of russia from the olympics battling fictional world championships run by coach signatories so full you and finding the russian host of russia pushing any of these mishit events which is. free. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we begin the day with the new president trying desperately to shake off the weight of 2 other presidents ukraine's president golda meir's alinsky was elected this year on. to bring peace
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and stability to his country a promise that he can keep only if the u.s. and russian presidents cooperate well how's that going so lynsey is at the center of an impeachment process against u.s. president donald trump claims that u.s. military aid for kiev became a weapon in the u.s. election politics now ukraine depends on military aid from the u.s. in its fight against russian sponsored separatists and that brings us to russian president vladimir putin who is in denies that russian troops are in eastern ukraine yet he remains the only leader who can bring peace to the region he and his ukrainian counterpart zelinsky now this conflict began nearly 6 years ago shortly after russia annexed crimea fighting between ukrainian forces and russian backed separatists has claimed more than 30000 lives and displaced more than a 1000000 the worst fighting has been in the donbass region our correspondent nick
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connelly traveled there and he sent us this report. close enough to see what the other side having for lunch that's how these ukrainian troops have spent the last few years just 300 meters from the russian backed separatists spacing them that whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like maybe on the 1st night of the see saw and it's a strange when there's no financial you get all nervous we used to the shooting at this and. the conflict may have fallen out of the headlines but the shooting and the death continues less than a 10 minute drive away a young woman out walking with her child was severely wounded by a stray bullet just last week. through the trenches on xander was in his 2nd year cadet school when the conflict broke out when he unrolled he could hardly have imagined that he would soon find himself a 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. right off the war has parents wives about them
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back home but if the politicians can sort this out by talking why not if we withdraw from here it's not a disaster as long as the opponent just the same but than it does with. it off camera many soldiers are more skeptical they don't want to give up territory regain from the separatists and the cost of many lives. president selenski government is convinced that only a buffer zone between the front lines can bring peace. it's a short drive from the trenches to one of the region's biggest crossing points between government and separatist held territory thousands make the journey every day spending hours out in the cold. we're hoping for peace after all this time we need to resolve this war it's been 6 years since it all began i'm convinced on buses part of ukraine. i don't understand what maclin makan want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some thought cut together and put all this
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behind them. with the public 3. we need a united ukraine and we need an end to all this. so people don't have to suffer in these queues anymore at the polls which implore her. but if you cranes biggest cities it's less than half an hour's drive down the road behind me we can't go that the pro russian separatists in control of the city aware e of the foreign press presence lensky was elected earlier this year on a promise to bring down your back to ukrainian government control that's what this meeting in paris is all about. back in the front line it's quiet at least during daylight hours silence allows time to think about the future. of. the i'm not interested in this normandy summit what will happen will happen. this war needs to end i've lost so
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many it collaborates already but they're giving the other some weight making peace and that's going to be tough. the repercussions of this war will be felt for years to come it's not just about the mines and grenades the litter this landscape is about the war in people's heads. for more now let's bring in jonathan can't see is a senior fellow at the german marshall fund of the united states. it's good to have you on the program i want to look at these 2 presidents. zelinsky he's a newcomer putin has ruled russia most of this century i mean this face to face meeting in paris it is not a meeting of the equals is. well the good news for president selenski and i want to give him a lot of credit here he has made peace and the da resolution to this conflict
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a top priority and what he's done already has shown that he's willing to take steps in that direction not to jeopardize ukraine's territorial sovereignty and integrity but to move this process forward so i think we 1st i think he deserves a lot of credit 2nd mr selenski is not alone he has the backing of the united states germany france in this in this effort and so when he's in paris today he's with 2 allies and 2 partners and so he's certainly not alone but i have to give him a lot of credit for stepping up to try to move this process forward that's been stuck for 6 years. he definitely is. despite the fact that the sitting across the table from. a very experienced politician. does that make the the german chancellor and the french president's year even more important piece in eastern ukraine without micro in america is it even.
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well i think certainly those 2 are critical to moving this process forward and the fact that even as we speak the e.u. is adding and moving forward on additional sanctions of course comes with the blessing of both paris and berlin is incredibly important and those 2 leaders know full well who is responsible for where we are today for the $10000.00 plus ukrainians have been killed the millions that have been displace the blame lies squarely with moscow with mr putin and so i think everybody is going into these negotiations with eyes wide open and. not bringing any political baggage with them he is. a newcomer here he's pushed very hard for the fuse deal we've already seen these prisoners walls could he some people here in this country maybe giving up too much to russia or do you think he could convince putin to finally leave. well i think there's
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no expectation that there's going to be immediate success in this negotiations mr selenski as well has expressed that he will not do anything that would harm again ukraine's security in this process but what you have had in the media interest in terms over the last couple of months is some prisoner swaps that have taken place a pullback from some military positions anything that can reduce tension in the immediate term and at least provide for some stability is important but as we've seen even over the last few days there continue to be contact across the line there continue to be ukrainians wounded and so i think nobody you know right now believes that this is going to end in the next couple days but if somehow this process moves forward in a positive way that's important. mr zelinsky certainly between 2 important
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presidents. president drunk president what are you hearing there in washington about the impact of the impeachment proceedings on future u.s. ties with. well one thing i do know is that that there is strong bipartisan support in washington for ukraine of course the impeachment process which is ongoing as we speak right now. i believe is harmful to us ukraine relations ukraine is being dragged through the political maad there are all sorts of efforts to try to connect ukraine which is unacceptable to interference in the 2016 election so there is some worried that that there is a breakdown of some of that bipartisan support but what i have seen over the last several weeks is both sides the aisle and washington stepped up to support that
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relationship i can't speak to the future with with regards to president trump he has a penchant for for doing things one day and then doing the other the other day. frankly many of us here don't understand what his relationship truly is with president vladimir putin but the most important thing that we have seen over the last several weeks is strong support again for ukraine this includes assistance and just before the negotiations took place 2 senior u.s. officials from the state department went out to kiev to ensure kiev that the u.s. stands firmly behind them. just before we run out of time to ask you about. this could be one of her final opportunities to mediate to be a peace maker do you get that sense from where you're sitting or would you say that president is maybe standing in her way a little bit. well i think both mccrone and merkel are critical to these
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negotiations but there are different timelines we know that politically the chancellor's timeline in her capacity is shorter and it certainly mr mccrone over the last several weeks has made considerable headlines in terms of his positions views of nato and president trump i think the most important thing right now is that those 2 leaders are focused on the business that hand understanding who's across the table from them which is mr putin and supporting ukraine and i expect that that will continue there are no signals that both paris or berlin are breaking from ukraine same here in washington. that's with the u.s. german marshall fund thank you mr knight from washington johnson as always we appreciate your time thank you. it is one of the world's most successful and active volcanoes today it became
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a deadly volcano at least 5 people died monday in a volcanic eruption off the coast of new zealand's north island 8 others are reportedly still missing the corrie volcano which is also known as white island erupted suddenly shortly after 2 pm local time on monday spewing plumes of ash into the sky. upon it to wrist watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. but. minutes. volcanoes age no they bore witness to its might. survive or scrambled on to boats 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the engine some in critical condition to the mainland however it is now
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clear that there were 2 groups on the island those who were able to be curated and those who were close to the eruption as police it out last night the police helicopter risky helicopter in in c.t.v. kroft have undertaken a number of aerial reconnaissance flights over the island since the eruption. no signs of life helping sing at any point. in the day visitors found themselves walking on what the mao reste call for carry the dramatic volcano little idea what was rumbling beneath their feet although acts of fatal eruptions are rare. it's not a particularly big eruption is its seed it was kind of. almost like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't have made it to my new zealand what mike it mainly in new zealand. through clearing
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exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminded that nature also and sometimes awful bain's to its own will. and my colleague g.w. senior business editor ben facility is in new zealand right now he's on vacation and wherever he goes news happens he joins me on the line right now good guesses good morning to you ben you were planning we understand to visit the volcano yourself and talk to me a little bit about why people why so many people want to go when being so close to this volcano. but they get about 10000 visitors a year and it's as you said very accessible you just got to jump on a boat in and you're out there quite quickly whereas other places in the world like ethiopia where i was a couple years back on holidays i kind of ok. which are rough that is i got to the
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top it meant a 2 day journey to assault as it and. tell people the time region with militants and border to eritrea which is quite dangerous in itself but this volcano which started rocking when i was on top of it i got out of there as quick as i could up a tourist stayed up that i thought it was fantastic to watch this lava spewing out i think a lot of people a fascinated by you know a part of the us which is changing and dramatically. kind forming out. so people are quite fascinated by this sort of thing to get so close to it is is quite amazing but you don't want to be there the right from time to do your business there ben zuma joining us from new zealand ben thanks for calling in on your holiday and stay away from those active volcanoes i will.
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no olympic games no soccer world cup no russian athletes today the world's anti-doping agency known as wada banned russia from all international sporting events for the next 4 years the banned means that the country's flag will not be on show in next year's tokyo olympics the country's soccer team will not be able to call itself russia if it qualifies for the 2022 world cup and russia could be stripped of hosting world championships in any olympic sport the world anti-doping agency announced the same gins on monday saying that russia violated terms of a ruling which lifted the ban which had been imposed because don't think why. ruled that russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting think evidence and deleting files linked the positive doping test that could have helped identify drug cheats what is says russian athletes who were not involved in doping could still compete under
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a neutral flag president craig reddy said that russia had only itself to blame for the harshest saying water has ever handed out. for russian doping. through clean sport. reach by the russian authorities as reinstatement can free opportunity to get its house in order to rejoin the global and to tilting community for the good of its us each and for the integrity of sport but to chill russian stage egyptian groot to talk about that i'm joined now by. he's an expert on doping in sport see is the journalist who 1st broke the story on government sponsored doping in russia it's good to have you back on the program we've talked many times about this situation in russia now we're looking at a 4 year ban for the country does this punishment in your opinion does it fit the crime if you will. some people would say as it's not
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enough. should have been imposed total ban for russia as a nation because i think this worst case scenario doping of cheating of corruption sports must have a consequential is on the same level but i would say is this is a real hitting it says a russian so russian sports so well because escalates from that country no not a lot for 4 years to where their own. jerseys to to see their own russian flag and to listen to a rendition anthem so that means it is really all. meant and also strict conditions will apply for athletes from russia they have to undergo a very strict and and to doping regime so i don't think that very many athletes
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compete because events i would say only a few but also not very many which means it is a punishment for russia but what i don't know if they will draw the right conclusions and change the culture of cheating in this country you know that's right we've talked about this before that it's part of the culture in russia for for blood tests to be altered for there to be cheating about evidence relating to doping will this ban that has been imposed for the next 4 years is that going to have any impact or are we going to look at russia in 4 years basically the same way it is today. might happen this doping scandal is no let's say running for 4 or 5 years it started in december 2014 and has a cost of 4 years i have to say is that i have been so many efforts from the russians to undermines anti-doping system to make dirty deals to
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lie to delete evidence to menu prelate every dance and to fredrik create new evidence fake evidence so i have seen so many things happening in this course was a for us that i'm not sure say really nonsense and still runs unless i'm not sure on the other hand after say as i said is this is really a harsh punishment it takes 4 years 4 years is a long period where there might be thinking about how can we change our system maybe they have to change the heads on top of federations maybe even sports polygyny politicians and russia needs to be. fired as this has to be discussed no in russia and me to admit it the if. said already today and russia is its a understands and that made sense and they have to really go to who to doping culture in russia for decades since it needs to be changed on the other hand i have
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also too to say that it takes a very very long time while coaches for schiffman for pushes to change a doping culture which is established in the russia since the soviet union times and for the athletes who do not this leaves them of course on the losing side no matter how things develop i use up all investigative journalists an expert on the evening in sports i was always thinking thank you. are moving on caused by hong kong democracy activists for citywide strikes they went largely on answered this monday protestors mostly kept off the streets a day after staging their biggest anti-government rally in months organizers say 800000 people joined the march on sunday told to mark 6 months since the start of mass demonstrations which called for more autonomy but is d.w. charlotte charles until reports many are too scared to take part in the protests
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instead they're setting up inventive ways to support those who've lost jobs or family support because of they're involved faces hidden location concealed only then with these hong kong entrepreneurs agree to be filmed they set up an online shopping centers which support the pro-democracy movement. it employs protesters who've been arrested or kicked out of their homes their homes in the demonstrations. we want to provide for the teenagers and everyone that is involved in this movement they should be proud of what they are doing we are proud of them and we will support them with the korea despite being a world away from the front lines initiatives like this can feel the found is over and his safe being identified could jeopardize their career is perhaps even the safety starts with a new born son logistics manager caleb is getting caught up in violent protests
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isn't an option passionately i don't have the courage to go on the front lines and fight with them so i fell into this backup role and started this company and let them know that they are not left behind and the hong kong people are supporting that. with this scheme caleb's among the growing ranks of hong kong is finding inventive ways to support the pro-democracy cause. when you picture the hong kong protests warehouses like this one won't be the 1st thing that springs to mind it's far from the front lines behind the scenes in this it is like this one that are quietly and collectively sustaining this movement caleb says he hopes one day he and his team won't have to hide their identities and will feel safe to proud to admit the role they've played well the day is almost gone but the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either at the w. news or you can follow me and t.v.
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don't forget to use the hash tag today we'll see you tomorrow.
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