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ukraine's new president obama's alinsky is meeting face to face for the 1st time 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 burnt off in berlin this is the day. we're hoping 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 and friendship so they don't call us separatists but i do you think that nothing good will come from the troops pulling back not from some kind of talks from
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a position of weakness with the i don't understand what maclin maclin want to do so that skin putin should sit down together drinks on foot get together and put all this behind them we need a united ukraine and we need an end to this shit giving the other some weight making peace and that's going to be to. 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 consequence including the finding of russia from the olympics but in fiction it won't championship. coach signature dish full use and the finding of russian hosts of russia pushing these mishit events which is. free. to our viewers on p.b.s. in the united states and all around the world welcome we be. in the day with the
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new president trying desperately to shake off the weight of 2 other presidents ukraine's president motives alinsky was elected this year on a promise to bring peace 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 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
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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 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 replacing 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 and this new financial you get all nervous we used to the shooting at the . 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 rolled he could hardly have
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imagined that he would soon find himself by 1000 kilometers from home fighting a trench war. everyone is tired of the war has parents wives worried about them back home 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. but then 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
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buses part of ukraine the only reason i don't understand what michael and michael want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some vodka together and put all this behind them if you put me to the pub with 3 he and i ok you know 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. don't yes 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
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normandy summit what will happen will happen. this war needs to end i've lost so many comrades already but they're giving the others some late 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 places we're. 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
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solecki and i want to give him a lot of credit here he has made peace and the da resolution to this conflict 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 zalewski 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 i mean he definitely is ambitious despite the fact that the sitting across the table from. a very experienced politician.
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does that make the the german chancellor and the french president here even more important piece in eastern ukraine without micro in america is it even. 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 this place 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 the political baggage with them he is. a newcomer here he's pushed very hard for the deal we've already seen these prisoners walls could he some people fear in this country maybe
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giving up too much to russia or do you think you could convince putin to fly really you know leave. well i think there's no expectation that there's going to be immediate success and 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 mean interim interim period over the last couple 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
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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 presidents going to president drunk president what are you hearing there in washington about the impact of the impeachment proceedings on future u.s. ties here. 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 mud 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
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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 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 the. time we 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
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president may be standing in her way a little bit. well i think both mccrone and merkel are critical to these negotiations but there are different timelines we know that politically of the chancellor's timeline in her capacity is shorter and it's 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 at 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. all right johnson tatts with the u.s. german marshall fund thank you mr knight from washington jonathan as always we appreciate your talk thank you. it
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is one of the world's most successful and active volcanoes today it became 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 2 kori 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. panicked tourists watch as a wall of volcanic ash threatens to envelop them. all. minutes. age no they bore witness to its might.
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survive or scrambled on to boats 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the engine some in critical condition to the mainland how we've read is now clear that they were 2 groups on the island those who were able to be evacuated and those who were close to the eruption as police it out last night the police helicopter restrict helicopter in in c.t.v. crofts have undertaken a number of aerial reconnaissance flights over the island since the eruption. north signs of life had been seen 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 it's seed it was kind of. almost
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like a throat clearing kind of eruption and that's why material probably won't have made it to my new zealand what my kit my name new zealand. through clearing exercise and for those involved an unforgettable reminded that nature and sometimes awful bangs 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 i get about 10000 visitors a year and it's as you said very accessible you just got to jump on a boat in and around it quite quickly whereas other places in the world like
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ethiopia where i was a couple used back on holidays i climbed a volcano. which a rock that is i got to the top it made a 2 day journey through a salt as it and. keep all the top region with militants and bolted 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 other tourists stayed up there they thought it was fantastic to watch this lava spewing out i think a lot of people are fascinated by you know a part of the earth which is changing and dramatically. science 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 run from time to your business had there been some who are joining us from new zealand then thanks for calling in on
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your holiday and stay away from those active volcanoes i will. note a link to games no soccer world cup no russian athletes today the world anti-doping agency known as wada banned russia from all international sporting events for the next 4 years the banned means of 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 tunes on monday saying that russia violated terms of a ruling which lifted the ban which had been imposed because don't think why. a rule that russia should be punished for manipulating laboratory data planting think evidence and deleting files linked to positive doping tests that could have helped
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identify drug cheats what it says russian athletes who were not involved in those can still compete under a neutral flag president craig reddy said that russia had only itself to blame for the harshest saying water has ever handed down. russian doping. through clean sport the blatant breach by the russian authorities of reciters reinstatement conditions approved by the executive committee in september 28th and demand it a robust response russia has afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and to rejoin the global antidoping community for the good of its us each and for the integrity of sport but it shows in stage a different route to talk about that i'm joined now by up and he's an expert on doping in sport see is the journalist who 1st broke the story on government
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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 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 consequentialist is on the same level but i would say is this is a real hitting that says a russian so russian sports so little 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
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a strict conditions will apply for an athlete from russia they have to undergo a very strict and unto doping regime so i don't think that very many athletes compete because events i would say only a few but also not very many which means it is a punishment for russia but i don't know if they will draw the right conclusions and change the culture of cheating in that country you know that's right we've talked about this before that it's part of the cold for in russia for for blood tests to be altered for there to be cheating about evidence relating to doping will this band 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
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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 lie to delete every dense too many prelate every dance and to frankly 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 known senescent still runs on us i'm not sure on the other hand i have to say as i said his is a really harsh punishment it takes 4 years 4 years is a long period where they might be thinking about how can we change our system maybe they have to change the heads on top of it or ations it even splits polygyny politicians and russia needs to be. fired does this has to be discussed
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now in russia and the treatment it meant to be a gift. said already today and russia is its a understands and it made sense and the f. really built it who to doping culture in russia for decades since it needs to be changed on the other hand i have course or 2 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 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 bring in sports fire was always thinking. thank you. are moving on calls by hong kong democracy activists for citywide strikes well they
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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 called to mark 6 months since the start of mass demonstrations which call for more autonomy but is charlotte charles until reports many are too scared to take part in the protests 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 home. agreed to be filmed they set up an online shopping 7 which supports the pro-democracy movement. it employs protesters who've been arrested or kicked out of their homes for their pawns in the demonstrations we want to provide for the teenagers and everyone that is involved in this movement they should be proud of
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what they are doing we are proud of them and we will support them with the career despite being a wild away from the front lines initiatives like this can feel the found is over and his faith 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 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 persian moxie caused. when you picture the hong kong protests warehouses like this one won't be the 1st thing that springs to mind bonnets far from the front lines behind the scenes in
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this it is like this one that a quietly and collectively sustaining this movement caleb says he hopes one day he and his team would have to hide their identities and will feel safe to proudly admit the role they've played well the day is almost gone but the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either d.w. news or you can follow me and t.v. don't forget use the hash tag the day we'll see you tomorrow.
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kick off. another blockbuster weekend in the bundesliga drop one count doesn't have to move in the 1st place. like to be alpha time on the 2nd. glove box scored an injury time to take all 3 points against byron munich and
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a top of the table. to. save the planet not mind john. porter davi don't send it straight we have to do something. the climate crisis is threatening our very existence. many germans would agree but are they prepared to change their habits. can she manage the pieces to. close up in 60 minutes. was the speech of his life perhaps his best certainly his most difficult the speech by calling tristan on december 19th 1989.
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shortly after the fall of the of the chancellor addresses the people of east germany. the middest tense the crowd clamors for german unity journalist peter lim borg was at the same. 30 years later he looks back on the time interest. starts december 19th d w. i've .


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