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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 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 in friendship so they don't call us separatists but it is still 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 that skin putin should sit down together drink some thought get together and put all
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this behind them we need a united ukraine and we need an end to this fear giving the other some weight making peace and that it's going to be tough. 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 in fiction championships run by all coach signatories so full use and binding the russian hosts 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 the problem. to
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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 dahlan 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 us in its fight against russian sponsored separate says 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 in 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 placing them on the highways that whole night without a single shot i don't remember a day like that maybe on the 1st night of the see saw and it's a strange and there's no 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 our guide through the trenches alexander was in his 2nd year of cadet school when the conflict recount where he rolled he could hardly have 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
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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 no opponent just the same but then there's retorted. but 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. for you isn't it if i don't understand what michael and michael want to do selenski and putin should sit down together drink some vodka
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together and put all this behind them if you put me to 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 close 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 early 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 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 room 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 solecki and i want to give him a lot of credit here he has made peace and they've done 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 i mean he definitely is ambitious despite the fact that he sitting across the table from you know a very experienced politician. does that make the german chancellor and the french president here even more important to peace in eastern ukraine with . that even. well i think certainly those 2 are
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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 zelinsky has the advantage of not bringing in any political baggage with them he is. a newcomer here he's pushed very hard for the fuse deal we've already seen these prisoner swaps could he end up as some people here in this country maybe giving up too much to russia or do you think he could convince putin to finally leave the.
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well i think there's 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 need in term 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 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. certainly between 2 important
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presidents. president drunk president what are you hearing there in washington about the impact the impeachment proceedings on. u.s. time here. well one thing i do know is 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 so 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 step 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. 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 the president may be standing in her way. well i think both
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mccrone and merkel are critical to these negotiations but there are different timelines we know that politically of the chancellor's timeline and 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 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 . 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 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 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. help like the. minute the stude on the volcanoes age know the bore witness to its might. pull survivors scrambled on to boats 50 people were on the island emergency services ferried the engine some in critical condition to the mainland however it
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is now clear that they 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 had been seeing 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 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 bangs to its own will. and my colleague g.w. senior business editor ben physical and he 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 to 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 gotta jump on a boat in and you're out there quite quickly whereas all the places in the world like ethiopia where i was a couple used back on all the dates i climbed a volcano. which a rock that is i got to the top it made a 2 day journey through
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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 have 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 run from time to do your business there bends and soon 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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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 they qualify 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 wow. the 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 identify drug cheats what is says russian athletes who were not involved in doping can 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 since water has ever hinted that. russian doping keep trying to change from clean sport to break reach by the russian authorities as reinstatement conditions approved by the executor to meet in september 28 demanded a robust response russia has afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and to rejoin the global anti doping community for the good of its us each and for the integrity of sport but it shows instead a different route to talk about that i'm joined now by i don't suppose he's an expert on doping in sports he is the journalist who 1st broke the story on government sponsored don't be in russia hi 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
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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 consequential is on the same level but i would say is this is a real hitting that says a russian so russian sports so well because escalates from that country no not allowed for 4 years to know where their own. jerseys to and to see their own russian flag and to listen to a rendition of anthem so that means it is really all. meant and also a strict conditions will apply for athletes from russia they have
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to undergo a very strict and unto doping regime so i don't think that very many athletes computer to cubans 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 that 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 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. my tip on this doping scandal is no let's say running for 4 or 5 years it started in december 2014 and the cost over
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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 evidence to many prelate every dance and to frankly create new evidence fake evidence so there has been so many things happening in this cause of for years that i'm not sure if they really known senescent in saves still learns a lesson 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 twitter ations maybe even sports pollution politicians and russia needs to be. fired as this has to be discussed now in russia and the treatment it's meant to be a gift. said already today and russia is it's
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a understands and it made sense in the effort really built to go to doping culture in russia for decades since it needs to be changed on the other hand i have also too to say that it takes a very very long time while coaches for schiffman feel for physicians to change a doping culture which is established in russia since the soviet union times and for the athletes who do not so this leaves them of course on the losing side no matter how things develop investigative journalists an expert on the bring in sports i was always thinking. thank you. are moving on coals by hong kong democracy activists for citywide strikes well 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
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800000 people joined the march on sunday called to mark 6 months since the start of mass demonstrations which call for more autonomy but 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 their involved faces hidden location can see it only then with these hong kong entrepreneurs agree to be filmed days that happen online shopping said this 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 what they're 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 fear the found is or
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volunteers say being identified could jeopardize their career is perhaps even less safety starts with a new born son who just 6 manage a k. that 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 back 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 initiatives like this one that are quietly and collectively sustaining this movement caleb says he hopes one day he and his team
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won't have to hide their identities and will feel safe to proud to admit the role they played on the day is almost gone but the conversation continues online you'll find us on twitter either at b. w. news or you can follow me and burned off t.v. doesn't use the hash tag today we'll see you tomorrow.
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